For his second start of the season, only, Idrissa Gueye delivered a new successful performance, on the occasion of the victory of PSG Metz (0-2), Friday night. With the Senegalese, Thomas Tuchel finally has a profile able to balance his midfield.
Just arrived, already adopted? Target priority of Paris Saint-Germain this summer, after a transfer failed last winter, Idrissa Gueye was snatched from Everton for about 32 million euros (excluding bonus), to come garnish the midfield in Paris, which was cruelly missed deep last season. And after an extended vacation because of Senegal's brilliant career in the African Cup of Nations (defeat in the final against Algeria), "Gana" quickly made its mark. To the point that Thomas Tuchel can not do without it anymore?
"This is the third time in four games that we do not take a goal, we have never lost our organization Idrissa Gueye brings us something special in this regard", said the German coach after the victory of his team in Metz (0-2), Friday, on behalf of the fourth day of Ligue 1. It must be said that after a promising start last weekend against Toulouse (4-0), the former Lille has once again done a lot of good in the inter Parisian game.
His ability to recover countless balloons (19 recovered against Metz), to cover the field, added to its technical accuracy or its racing forward, the Lion of Teranga, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in September, did not waste time to demonstrate what he could bring to the champions of France in title. His complementarity and his good agreement with Marco Verratti, as well as the systematic harassment on the ball carrier, also bode well for the future. After long searching for the rare pearl, the residents of the Parc des Princes may have finally found it.