The little princes have made their entry into the Park. In anticipation of the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo (August 12), Thomas Tuchel did not take the risk of summoning the top of his squad during the match against Sochaux on Wednesday (1-0 victory). The very friendly meeting against the Lion Cubs allowed him to throw a few young people into the deep end: Kenny Nagera, 18, Edouard Michu t, 17, Xavi Simons, 17 and El Chadaille Bitshiabu, 15.
Hervé Guégan, former coach at the PSG training center, knows very well the young defender he led in his workforce. “El Chadaille is a very talented player with a lot of qualities who will have a great career,” he explains.
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Happy to have made my first minutes at the Parc des Princes ❤️💙 # Dieumerci #Toutestpossible #ChadWork
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According to the former coach of the U16, U19 and Paris reserve teams, the young players did not take this match lightly, far from it: “For them, this meeting represents more than an official match. young. It is the first time that they play with the pros, all the staff are there and they know very well that they will be judged. They played while being super focused and motivated. "
For some Titis who already have a few minutes in their legs alongside Thomas Tuchel's men, this friendly match was an opportunity to catch the eye of the Parisian coach a little more. Like Arnaud Kalimuendo, tenured for the first time with the professional group.
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"I am very satisfied, this is the first time that I play an entire match and it was a very good experience," said the young striker on the club site. I try to learn on a daily basis from the great players who are present, such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Mauro Icardi who are all references to my position and it's great to be able to evolve with them. Now I hope I can confirm, I know I can do a lot better and I will try to demonstrate it. "
It was during the friendly match against Le Havre (9-0), on July 12, that the young Kays Ruiz-Atil took his first steps with the professional workforce. The 17-year-old midfielder, who entered the 63rd minute against Sochaux on Wednesday, hopes to continue to gain playing time in Thomas Tuchel's group. "It's all happiness for him," explains his mother. He's working to prove that he's gradually getting tougher. Kays wants to wear the Parisian jersey with pride. He knows that the more playing time he is given, the more he gains self-confidence. He listens to pro players a lot and feels very comfortable in the professional workforce. Joining the club is his priority. "
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Even if they do not want to ignite, most of these promising players did not forget to share their happiness with their fans on social networks, commenting on images that will remain etched in their memories forever.