In the shadow of the attackers against Galatasaray (5-0) on Wednesday in the Champions League, the young Tanguy Kouassi also beamed. Also in an unusual position for him.
Four days after his first appearance in Ligue 1 in Montpellier (1-3), Tanguy Kouassi (17) debuted in the most prestigious of European competitions. And the least we can say is that titi Paris Saint-Germain met Thomas Tuchel's expectations. " I have to honestly say that I expected a performance like this. At every training he tops, he is a great player with many qualities, a great personality "Famous for the Parisian coach, who, however, did not put his player under the best conditions.
The central training defender met the Turks as a midfielder. Not enough to disturb Kouassi, effective in recovery and high pressing. It remains to be seen whether this new position can become permanent, knowing that this position has been a problem in Paris Saint-Germain for several seasons. For Laurent Huard, his former coach under the age of 17, the young Parisian may very well settle in midfield.
The role of Thiago Motta
" In training, if it was a small apartment with Tanguy, it was this control of the depth. In this role, he develops on his strong point: everything that is ahead. He cuts everything, presses, commented on The Team technician, before highlighting the quality ball of the foot that worked last season. He really made this first recovery. Thiago Motta insisted a lot on this notion of risk taking when he launches a game, it helps him today. What if the former U19 coach had trained his successor without knowing it? In any case, Paris will have to activate to the extent that the hopeful contract expires next June.