Given his performances, the question is no longer whether Warren Zaire-Emery will be selected for Blue, but when. From the November rally? One thing is certain: the French team will have to do without one of its midfield executives, Aurélien Tchouaméni, affected with Real Madrid. “He suffers from a fracture of the second metatarsal, he will be out of action for around six weeks,” confirmed Didier Deschamps this Monday, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, on the sidelines of the Ballon d'Or award ceremony. An absence which necessarily opens the doors of the big Blues to the captain of the Espoirs? “Obviously, not necessarily... It's not necessarily linked to Aurélien's package, even if Aurélien has, for a while, had a big place with the France team. It frees up a place but his presence is not necessarily linked to the fact that Aurélien is there or not,” indicated “DD” this Monday on the L’Équipe channel.
Asked whether he likes the Montreuil native, the coach did not hesitate: “Yes, I have already said it. But a lot of people like him... With his young age, he shows a lot of maturity. He has a string of very high-level performances, so that’s a very good thing. He’s French, so he’s likely to be selected… sooner or later.” Note that the France Espoirs team will play a qualifying match for Euro 2025 for under-21s next month, while the Blues are already qualified for Euro 2024. This may weigh in the decision of Deschamps… Asked after PSG-Milan (3-0), a match in which he delivered two assists, Warren Zaire-Emery said this about the France A team: “It’s a goal for everyone ...but I don't necessarily think about it. I play my football and it is above all a daily job. I’m going to work to get there.” If it is not in November, it will be in March or June 2024.