Truffert, this gifted side who tempted Belgium


Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365, published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:31 p.m.

Adrien Truffert was summoned on Tuesday by Didier Deschamps to compensate for Lucas Digne’s package. At 20, the left side of Rennes sports an attractive profile that had tempted the Belgian coach.

Definitely, it’s the week of newcomers to the France team… A fourth element discovered the « big guys » this Tuesday at Clairefontaine, called by Didier Deschamps to compensate for a new package. Well, it must be said that he was not very far since he was hanging around… Initially a member of the Espoirs selection (14 selections), Adrien Truffert was promoted by DD after the renunciation of Lucas Digne, him -even to the rescue following Theo Hernandez’s package. After Youssouf Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Randal Kolo Muani, the Rennes player can now apply for the two matches of the Blues scheduled for this week against Austria and Denmark in the League of Nations.

Truffert has a knack for succeeding in his first

Aged 20, the left-back, « quite surprised » because he heard the news when someone knocked on his bedroom door at 8 a.m. on Monday when he had set his alarm clock at 9 a.m., is rewarded for his good performances with Stade Rennais, whose colors he has worn 10 times this season. Focused on the offensive, Adrien Truffert is in line with the duo T. Hernandez-Digne and fits perfectly into the 3-4-3 system advocated by Deschamps in recent months. A technically gifted player who is comfortable in crosses, the young Breton has scored 4 goals and 8 assists in Ligue 1 since his successful debut with Rennes two years ago. He can also evolve higher on the left flank, which can appeal to Deschamps.

During his first with the Rouge et Noir, on September 19, 2020 against Rennes (2-1 against Monaco), the man who had signed his first professional contract the previous May had delivered an assist for Steven Nzonzi and scored the winning goal. in additional time after coming into play in the 41st to compensate for the injury of Faitout Maouassa. Truffert definitely has the knack for a successful debut since for his first with the France U19 team, he had already shaken the net against Slovenia in a friendly on September 5, 2019.

16 European Cup matches, followed by Roberto Martinez

Summoned by Didier Deschamps exactly two months before the start of the World Cup (November 20), Adrien Truffert, who had played in the last Euro Espoirs (defeat in the semi-final against the Netherlands), also has the distinction of being selectable… in the Belgium team. He was indeed born in Liège in the flat country on November 20, 2001, which prompted Roberto Martinez, the coach of the Red Devils, to speak with the « Truff ». “Yes, I followed Truffert and I spoke with him, but not yet in a concrete way. It was more of a gathering of information, ”confided the Spanish technician in March 2021. The left side in 16 European Cup matches (5 in the Champions League) has always favored the French selection, an international tricolor since 2019 in the youth categories. Over the next few days, Truffert could start his international career with the A’s with the blue-white-red jersey.

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