Paris Saint-Germain suffered a major bleed during the A-match. One of their top talents, Warren Zaire-Emerick (17), suffered a major injury on his debut for the French national team.
Zaire-Emerick started the Euro 2024 qualifying Group B home match against Gibraltar at the Allianz Riviera in Nice on July 19. It was his first appearance for the French national team at the age of 17, having played for his club Paris Saint-Germain.
It was former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who had his eye on Ziyir-Emeri even before he was selected by France national team coach Didier Deschamps. “He reminds me of the power of Paul Pogba and his ability to take the ball away from N’Golo Kante with a silver spoon,” Wenger told French publication Le Parisien. Like a cross between the two, he has a wide range of vision and the strength to win contests.” “He also shows flashes of Patrick Vieira in the past. He’s what England call a box-to-box midfielder.”
This assessment earned him a starting spot in France’s star-studded squad. He made his A-match debut in a back three alongside Adrien Rabiot (Juventus). At 17 years and 255 days old, he became the youngest player in French soccer history to make an appearance for the A team.
As if his debut wasn’t enough, he also scored a goal. In the 16th minute, after a pass from Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) allowed him to break into the opposition box, Zaire-Emerick calmly finished with a right-footed shot from Coman’s cross. The goal also made him the youngest player in French national team history to score a goal. 보스토토 도메인
Unfortunately, the celebration was short-lived. Zaire-Emerick’s right foot was stepped on by opposing defender Ethan Santos as he celebrated his goal. Unable to enjoy the goal celebration, he lay on the ground in pain and was eventually replaced by Youssouf Fofana (AS Monaco). He ended his first A-League match with a goal and an injury.
Ziyir-Emer’s injury is more serious than first thought. “Zaire-Emerick is returning to Paris Saint-Germain,” the French Football Federation announced, “and has left the national team with a right ankle injury. We wish him a good recovery.”