COUPE DE FRANCE – PSG – Gharbi twirling, Zaire-Emery impressive, Bitshiabu disappointing: Titis at two speeds

COUPE DE FRANCE – PSG – Gharbi twirling, Zaire-Emery impressive, Bitshiabu disappointing: Titis at two speeds

Ismael Gharbi

This season, he had already been entitled to 12 minutes against Lens. But this time, we could not judge a little more the potential of Ismaël Gharbi (18 years old). And there is enough to want to see it again. Aligned on one side, the native of Paris displayed his technical finesse. When he signed his first professional contract last June, he did not hide. Easy on the ball, he guided the game, showed his dribbling skills on a few sequences with his speed or his twirling technique. And above all, he was decisive.

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It is he who serves Hugo Ekitike on the opener. A few minutes later (28th), he could even have doubled the bet with a beautiful clear volley, magnificently diverted by the goalkeeper Castelroussin. Released in the 65th, he can savor his first tenure. “We hope to have more and more minutes“, he already dropped at the microphone of BeIn Sport after the meeting. And he is surely not the only one to hope for it after this performance.

Ismael Gharbi with PSG in the Coupe de France

Credit: Imago

Warren Zaire-Emery

It was the most anticipated of the three “Titis” lined up this Friday. But the 16-year-old midfielder doesn’t seem prone to pressure. And this is not the first time that we have thought about this, even if he has only been entitled to bits of matches in L1 or C1 this season. For his first tenure, Warren Zaire-Emery again confirmed all the hopes placed in him. His ease and ease in the heart of the game leave you speechless, given his young age.

Always in the right rhythm, without ever seeming to force, he just plays. And if he lost a few balls, his impact in the middle was real. The age difference just didn’t show. With its elegance, volume and poise, it seems to have the future on its side. “It feels good to do 90 minutes. But we will continue to work to have other opportunities“, he dropped at the microphone of BeIn Sport. A flawless start to finish.

El Chadaille Bitshiabu

Aligned alongside Marquinhos in central defense, El Chadaille Bitshiabu had a less pleasant evening than his two young friends, Zaire-Emery and Gharbi. A few days after celebrating his first in the starting lineup against Strasbourg (2-1) as a left-back, the tall 17-year-old defender (1m96) was less solid. By being particularly guilty on the equalization of Châteauroux.

In the 38th, he made an error of judgment in wanting to clear the ball and deceived Keylor Navas. Not necessarily always reassuring afterwards, like one of his lost balls which offered an opportunity to Nolan Roux (58th), he came out in the 65th to make way for Sergio Ramos. A match that will allow him to grow even more if he manages to feed on his mistakes.

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