Young Warren Zaïre-Emery Could Become France’s Youngest International
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Warren Zaïre-Emery, aged 17, has been called up to the France national team for the first time, potentially making him the youngest player to represent the country since World War II. If he takes the field against Gibraltar or Greece in the upcoming matches, Zaïre-Emery would surpass Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga as the youngest international for a month.
A Rising Star with Great Potential
Didier Deschamps, the French coach, expressed his confidence in Zaïre-Emery, stating that the young player has demonstrated his ability to perform at the highest level and has shown remarkable maturity for his age. Deschamps believes that Zaïre-Emery is capable of handling the responsibility of representing the national team.
Crucial Qualification Matches
France is set to face Gibraltar and Greece in their final two qualification matches for the Euro Cup in Germany. Having already secured a ticket to the tournament, these games provide an opportunity for the team to fine-tune their performance and maintain their winning streak.
A Remarkable Journey to the Senior Team
Zaïre-Emery’s inclusion in the senior team is a testament to his exceptional talent and consistent performance. Despite his youth, he has established himself as a key player in Luis Enrique’s starting lineup and previously captained the under-21 team. Thierry Henry now coaches the under-21 team.
Impressive Performances and Recognition
Zaïre-Emery’s recent leap in quality was evident in a match against Milan at the Parc des Princes, where he provided two crucial assists that led his team to victory. His arrival at the senior level has been facilitated by the absence of the injured Aurélien Tchouaméni. It is clear that Deschamps has been closely following Zaïre-Emery’s progress, and his inclusion in the squad marks an important milestone in the young player’s career.
A Strong Midfield and Defensive Lineup
Deschamps maintains his confidence in Camavinga and Adrien Rabiot as the main starting assets in midfield. Additionally, he has the talented Youssouf Fofana and Aston Villa’s Boubacar Kamara as options. In defense, the absence of Benjamin Pavard opens the door for Arsenal’s William Saliba, while Barcelona’s Jules Koundé returns to the squad after recovering from physical issues. The defensive lineup is completed by Luke and Theo Hernández, Jonathan Clauss, Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konaté, and Jean-Clari Todibo.
A Potent Attack Led by Kylian Mbappé
Deschamps has made few changes to the attack, with Paris Saint-Germain captain Kylian Mbappé leading the line. He is accompanied by his PSG teammates Randal Kolo-Mouani and Ousmane Dembele, as well as Milanese veteran Oliver Giroud, Inter Milan’s Marcus Thuram, Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman, and Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
– Deschamps List:
Goalkeepers: Mike Maignan (Milan/ITA), Samba (Lens/FRA), Alphonse Areola (West Ham/ING)
Defenders: Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool/ING), Jean-Clair Todibo (Nice/FRA), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich/ALE), Lucas Hernández (Paris SG/FRA), Theo Hernandez (Milan/ITA), Jules Koundé (Barcelona/ESP), William Saliba (Arsenal/ING), Jonathan Clauss (Marseille/FRA)