A Four Four Two inglesa elege os 100 melhores jogadores de 2014 de todo o mundo. Matic está em 37º e fala assim do Benfica à revista:
“Going to Benfica was a good choice,” Matic insists. “At that time I needed to play so I could improve; Benfica gave me the opportunity to do that.
“I grew as a player, but also as a person. Benfica is one of the biggest clubs in the world – they have six million supporters in Portugal and an incredible history. It was a good experience for me to be there – a nice club, a nice city, a nice country, a good league. For a young player it was a very good place to play, and it was a pleasure to be part of that club – I’ll never forget the people there and the fans.
“I always thought it would be good to have the opportunity to come back to the Premier League, but mostly I was focused on my job, on my club – which was Benfica. I knew I had to work hard, to help the team, to improve myself as a player. You can see the result of that work – I have come back here to Chelsea and I’m now in the team.”