Appointed captain of the France U21 team since Thierry Henry took over as coach in August, midfielder Warren Zaïre-Emery has been called up to the senior French national team.
Thierry Henry loses his captain but is delighted. “We’re here for the France national team, even though winning is the most important, I attach a lot of importance to that. But in the end, the goal is for Warren to rise, stay, and keep saying hello to me at Clairefontaine. I had a huge smile because he deserves it based on what he does on the field, his upbringing, how he behaves. I could talk about him for hours; hats off to his parents. Sometimes, people say that some young players, at certain times, are not well surrounded; he is very well surrounded.”
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“He is one of the best players at PSG. When DD (Didier Deschamps) called me to say that I couldn’t count on Warren, I thought, okay, it was just a matter of time. I knew very well; I thought it was going to happen before already, so happy to have participated for 2 minutes 30 in his evolution,” Henry joked with a smile.
Thierry Henry also reacted to the now-famous video of the celebration of Warren’s selection with other PSG players. “I had never seen someone get jumped on and stay in the same position. That’s Warren for you!”
Henry félicite Zaïre-Emery pour sa sélection, et sans perdre ce côté taquin qu’on adore ! 😂😂
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