It has obviously not solved all the ills, will probably not prevent Didier Deschamps' brains from flirting with the red zone in the weeks to come.
But, like Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud or Antoine Griezmann, he is certainly one of those who, this Thursday evening, gave the coach a smile by making him forget, for at least 90 minutes, the hassle and doubts born from the cascade of packages with the Blues.
If the question was still circulating in the minds of the followers of the France team as to whether Aurélien Tchouaméni had the stature, the guts and the talent to make a name for himself in the tricolor midfield, the Madrilenian answered it by the affirmative during the success gleaned against Austria (2-0).
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On paper, of course, there has been no doubt for ages that the number one pair is dedicated to Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kanté.
But the coach also knows that all the stars will have to align to see his favorite duo, which he has not been able to field since June 2021, return to form at the World Cup.
The crisis in the middle with the Blues is, with regard to the performance of this Thursday evening, however not insurmountable.
As if he had wanted to magnify this last day of summer with his personal touch, Aurélien Tchouaméni has, in fact, played the rays of the sun in this midfield darkened by the absence of his executives.
A diverted return on the bar!
It's been just a year since the native of Rouen took his first steps with the A, during the draw won against Bosnia (1-1).
Thirteen appearances (out of 14 possible) in the jersey of the France team later, the Madrilenian already seems to feel like a fish in water in the big blue house.
“He does not have 50 selections, Didier Deschamps agreed to him the day before the match.
But he exudes so much serenity, strength, power, ability to play in several positions that he undoubtedly has the ability to be part of the furniture, ”seemed to say the coach.
As carried by his express adaptation to Madrid, reassured by the unanimity he seems to have with Carlo Ancelotti, his playing partners and Madrid supporters, it is a Tchouaméni in full confidence who joined the rally at Clairefontaine at the start week.
The fact of teaming up with Youssouf Fofana, his friend from Monaco with whom he played more than 100 matches on the Rock, was obviously not a handicap in his evening performance.
However, the Madrilenian owes only him this power, this audacity and this accuracy which allowed him to animate the first period.
By doing the job, by playing the bosses of an environment that he was able to stabilize and reassure.
But also making the show, like the acrobatic scissors diverted on the bar or this sense of the pass which made it possible to put Kylian Mbappé in orbit.
A real boss!