Didier Deschamps found Aurélien Tchouaméni more comfortable during the last meeting than currently with the France team. But the coach does not overwhelm the Monegasque midfielder.
Didier Deschamps had never made so many changes between two games since the beginning of his adventure on the bench of the France team in 2012. Between the defeat against Denmark (1-2) on Friday and the draw between Croatia ( 1-1), on Monday, ten players gave way to the starting lineup. Only Aurélien Tchouaméni was an exception by being established during the two meetings. But the Monegasque did not really shine, as noted by the coach, who showed indulgence with the Monegasque.
« It’s not a robot »
« I’m not saying he wasn’t good, tempered the French coach. I found him to perform better in March, but he’s the only player who also chained, it’s not not a robot. Despite everything, he’s a young player who has an important choice (on his future club) to make for his career. But he’s solid, consistent. He’s had a few ball losses that he can avoid, but he is there. »
The former Bordelais played his 60th game of the season on Monday evening (50 in club, 10 in selection) and is starting to get a little tired. He may also be suffering the backlash of a year when he exploded at the highest level with his first capes in the France team last September. His rating on the transfer market has exploded and the ASM player will also be one of the leaders of the transfer window, while his contract runs until 2024 with Monaco.
Between Real and PSG, Tchouaméni claims not to have decided
The competition is fierce between Real Madrid and PSG. This weekend, the midfielder assured that he had not « yet » made his choice on his future destination, explaining that he was not troubled by this uncertainty about his future. « It’s a position I’ve always wanted to be in. When I’m followed by the best clubs, that means I’m doing good things. »
Last week, RMC Sport explained that the outcome was imminent between AS Monaco and Real Madrid. Florentino Perez, president of the Spanish club, is personally following the file. The Merengues have accelerated in negotiations since their victory in the Champions League on Saturday against Liverpool (1-0). And the ASM would be about to accept the offer of 80 million euros from Real Madrid, which rises to 100 million with bonuses, despite the insistence, always, of Paris-Saint-Germain.