AS..Tchouameni shakes Madrid

The Frenchman, against Espanyol, once again played a great game and consolidates himself as a present bet. He added his first assist and had a lot of presence in the rival field.

From an apprentice role to undisputed starter. And with the passing of the games, Aurélien Tchouameni shows that, even earning that preponderant rebounding role, his suit does not fit him very well. The man from Rouen is getting bigger day by day and adding new records to his resource tablet. If against Celta he gave his chest in a brilliant second half, leading the whites in a wide statistical range (steals, interceptions, clearances, successful passes…), against Espanyol he added his first assist and made his love clear through the rival area.

Tchouameni, in fact, forces with his vigorous incorporations to restructure the automatisms of a machine room that he had been playing by heart for years. “Yeah, we have to get used to those moves when he goes up. It is important to maintain that balance in midfield. They have to be careful further back. The rotation of the media was planned with Modric and Valverde who stayed a little so that Tchouameni went up ”, explained Ancelotti, aware that his new defensive pivot plays without shackles.

At the RCDE Stadium, in one of those appearances near the area, the former Monaco triangulated with Fede and spotted the unmarking drawn by Vinicius. He found him with the outside, with class, so that the Brazilian found a reward for his good movement. Assistance that accompanied with a string of numbers that support the increasing performance of him. Second white footballer, behind Kroos, who completed the most passes: 69, with an efficiency of 95% success. He also chased the German in saves (84 against 97), where he repeated second place. While he was, with 2 and after Vinicius’s 3, the second merengue footballer who generated more clear scoring chances. While his 19 shipments in the third of the rival field could only be matched by Kroos and Vini.

Although his game was not limited to stepping on rival territory, he also more than fulfilled his own field. The intrinsic tasks in a ‘5’ and that made Madrid pay 80+20 million euros. He shone in both recoveries (6) and aerial duels (5/6), leading outfield players in both sections. Two statistics where Casemiro sat the chair and, according to the first meetings, in which Aurélien does not hesitate. His skills as a ball thief come from afar, he was the best catcher in the five major leagues last year. His far-sightedness in rival territory, from his past as a striker, since until he was 14 or 15 years old he did not delay his position in midfield. With Case’s departure, plan Bs were sought. In just two games, Tchouameni became huge as plan A.

source: AS