Warren Zaïre-Emery, the young prodigy of PSG (17 years old), should discover the ;French team. But he is one of the worst players in Europe in any sector of the game.
Warren Zaïre-Emery has impressed since the start of 2023, at the start of 2023. so much so that it is now in the process of being called by Didier Deschamps in the French team, at only 17 years old. The young midfielder shines with his maturity; and its complete profile, capable of doing everything on the pitch… or almost. Indeed, in a very particular area, he is one of the worst players in Ligue 1 and even in Europe. He is less strong in this statistic than 99% of midfielders in the five major European championships.
The big weak point of the new nugget of French football lies in the aerial game and more precisely in the number of aerial duels won. Warren Zaïre-Emery did not in fact win; no aerial duel this season, out of nine contested. He is also the outfield player who has played the most. in Ligue 1 this season (813 minutes) without winning a single aerial duel, just ahead of… Kylian Mbapp. But he has an excuse: the recent 3rd in the Ballon d'Or simply did not compete. the slightest aerial duel this season in Ligue 1.
Last year, Zaïre-Emery was already in the lead. PSG's second worst player in the air, with only 18.8% of duels won (3 out of 16). Only Neymar was less efficient in this area with 14.3% of duels won (1/7). However, the native of Montreuil measures 1.78 meters, a size that is just right for him. suitable for head wrestling with other players. This will therefore obviously be one of its major areas of progression in the years to come. come, even if his midfield position is not the most sought-after one. of the head.
A weakness that can become a strength
Warren Zaïre-Emery should take the place of Aurélien Tchouaméni, injured, in Didier Deschamps' list. However, he is precisely one of the best midfielders in the world in the aerial field. The Real Madrid player has already won 30 aerial duels this season, or 83.3% of those he played. This figure puts him ahead of 99% of midfielders in Europe.
Even though Warren Zaïre-Emery has a different role, this quality will be missed the French team. But the two men could be brought to justice. play together the future and these statistics clearly show their complementarity. Other figures demonstrate this: Aurélien Tchouaméni is one of the best midfielders in Europe in terms of number of interceptions (top 6%), while Warren Zaï re-Emery, with a more offensive profile, is one of the best in number of dribbles leading to goals. a goal (top 2%).
These two could finally be associated with Eduardo Camavinga, who has a more hybrid profile and capable of doing everything. The former Rennais is one of the best tacklers in Europe – top 1% in successful tackles, offensive zone and defensive zone – but also one of the best ball carriers – top 5% in distance traveled towards the opponent's goal and in overlaps in the final third. Enough to create an ultra complete trio which could dominate world football for many years.