The young Frenchman Warren Zaire-Emery only with 17 years old, He has gained the trust of Luis Enrique based on good performance. The Catalan coach already sees one in the Montreuil footballer Key figure in the PSG midfield, an undisputed regular player start in this league.
The French midfielder, who is… youngest player in history to start in the final stages of the Champions League (16 years and 343 days) is Luis Enrique’s big bet for this season.
Born March 8, 2006, Zaïre-Emery has been an integral part of the Spanish coach’s team in the five league games PSG have played, against Lorient (0:0), Toulouse (1:1), the wins against Lens (3:1) and Lyon (1:4) and the defeat against Nice (2:3). And also in the Champions League game against Dortmund, in which they won 2-0. “He has everything to become an important player for PSG.” We are faced with a diamond in the rough” said Luis Enrique at a press conference.
The “robot” data
The French midfielder admitted this in an interview in the Paris dressing room You know him as “the robot”, because he stays alone to work after training and is the first to arrive at the games. Warren Zaire-Emery joined the PSG youth team when he was just 8 years old, he grew up in the Paris sports organization and in the summer PSG offered him his first contract professionally after the announcement U17 European champions with France.
This season, the Frenchman’s numbers are remarkable and belie his ownership. The midfielder collects 440 minutes in Ligue 1, i.e. 97.8% of the possible minutes. In terms of build-up play, it is a fundamental element for Luis Enrique’s team, with one 91.8% of passes were successfully completed and a total of 347 passes into the opponent’s area.
In addition, Zaire-Emery good an assistance in the win against Lens, and overall 9 actions to create a shot. The midfielder isn’t far behind on defense 10 blocked balls and 12 defensive tackles.
Short and long game, marking and pressure The precocious midfielder’s repertoire is diverse and his profile fits wonderfully into Luis Enrique’s demanding system. The physical performance of the 17 year old It’s great, supported by unusual musculature for a player of his age and height of 1.78 meters.
And that’s it Making the figure of a footballer of Marco Verratti’s caliber forgotten is no easy task. for anyone, especially for a player who has not even reached the age of majority. However, Warren Zaire-Emery is already a mainstay in PSG’s midfield and is considered one of the great promises of French football.