Warren Zaire-Emery, time to step up / French Cup / 32nd / Châteauroux-PSG / SOFOOT.com

Warren Zaire-Emery, time to step up / French Cup / 32nd / Châteauroux-PSG / SOFOOT.com

Announced as the most promising young talent in Parisian training for several years, Warren Zaire-Emery is slowly climbing the ladder within the capital club. Fully integrated into the pro group, the 16-year-old boy should be offered significant playing time in Châteauroux this Thursday. The opportunity to point a little more the tip of his nose?

on 01/06/2023 at 9:00 p.m.

French Cup – 32nd

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It may be a detail for you, but for him it means a lot. Entering the game for the sixth time this season (including one in the Champions League) in Lens, Warren Zaire-Emery was entitled to his longest appearance on the lawn with the pros: seventeen minutes. Before continuing with a first tenure this Friday in Châteauroux, for the entry into the running of the capital club in the Coupe de France? In the absence of Marco Verratti, suspended, the native of Montreuil should in any case have a say in the Gaston-Petit stadium. An evening which should serve to pass another course for the most scrutinized Titi of the club, while Christophe Galtier repeats at will his wish to see young people flourish under his care.

Earliness record, Stade de France and Kylian Mbappé

You only had to see the complicity displayed by the very recent Parisian coach this summer with his nugget during training to be convinced. “Words are always flattering for a player. Warren is a very serious player and he was very good during the preparation. I had to give him his first minutes in Ligue 1. It’s important to walk the talk. The Parisian training is of a very high level and these young people must feel concerned ” , confided the boss to Canal + on the evening of his inaugural success in Clermont, a few minutes after making WZE the youngest player in the history of the club (16 years, 4 months and 29 days), erasing Kingsley Coman from the shelves ( 16 years, 8 months and 4 days). the Gunner Ethan Nwaneri (one appearance) is also the only player younger than him to have played in the five major championships this season, at 15 years and 181 days.

Arriving in U9 at Paris Saint-Germain from Aubervilliers, Warren Zaire-Emery was quick to get noticed, scoring at the Stade de France as a curtain raiser to the red and blue coronation during the 2014 League Cup. this is his father, Franck, who witnessed the beginning of the outbreak of the phenomenon. “I had gone to Trappes for a tournament with my cousin and I had brought Warren back. There is a ball coming towards me, and I give it a senior pass, well supported from 30 meters. He pulls out a cushioning from the chest as if he was working on it every day. With my cousin, we look at each other and we say to each other “That’s not bad at all,” confided the father to RMC Sports last year. At the training center, the boy is always outclassed, impressing his educators one after another. And shines even far from the meadow, as evidenced by his second place in an eloquence contest organized among young people. He then chose Kylian Mbappé’s statement as his theme: “You don’t talk to me about age. »

The kick in the anthill

In the wake of a more than successful Euro U17 and a first pro contract signed last summer, the young man has fully integrated the professional group since the start of the season. To the point of already being able to find a place in the midfield? This trip to Indre should allow him to present his arguments. “We have young players and we have to make room for them. Tomorrow we will have a very competitive teamassured Galtier at a press conference, not necessarily worried about the many absentees. The absence of each other will give space to some young people. The young people of PSG have a higher level than what I have known in other clubs, the proof is, there are many players from Paris training everywhere across Europe. It’s also one of the reasons that led us to reduce the workforce in order to be able to give them space. » A confidence already displayed in recent days by the coach, reluctant to see new recruits arrive this winter.

If the champions of France have a lot to lose from this match, Zaire-Emery is one of those who could well emerge victorious. Marco Verratti may still be so indisputable, Vitinha and Fabián Ruiz show that Paris has not failed so much in its recruitment this summer and Danilo bring a fighting spirit that is sometimes lacking, there is always room to be made in the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Especially since Renato Sanches, for his part, has not been fully convincing so far. Recently, it was Vitinha, also under the aegis of Jorge Mendes – whom Zaire-Emery joined in recent months – who reportedly confided internally that he was impressed by his ” extraterrestrial ” of teammate, according to France Bleu. It is on the firm ground of Châteauroux that the extraterrestrial will set foot this Thursday. Waiting to conquer other planets.

By Tom Binet