“We are very happy to have him with us at AS Monaco. He is becoming a real leader in this team as he showed today in midfield. (…) Bravo to him for his selection with France. I am going to speak with Didier (Deschamps), so that he does not make him play too much (smile). ” These are the words of Niko Kovac to describe the impressive performance by Aurélien Tchouameni in the team’s big win over Girondins de Bordeaux (3-0).
Running the show in midfielf
A third win in a row in Ligue 1 and a fifth match undefeated, yesterday confirmed a return to form for the team-mates of the French international. Again called up by the coach of Les Bleus alongside Wissam Ben Yedder to play in the final stage of the Nations League, the Monegasque midfielder has again shown the extent of his talent against his former club, on the ninth round of the league season. Starting alongside Eliot Matazo in the midfield, he shone at Stade Louis-II.
He was once again the best in the match in ball recovery, with eight and a few well-timed tackles in the pouring rain. But beyond his role as a destroyer in midfield, Aurélien was also very valuable in the Monegasque attack. He would even open the scoring in the 34th minute of play, with a free kick perfectly delivered by Aleksandr Golovin (1-0).
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) October 4, 2021
Involved in two goals… and close to a double!
But that’s not all, since he is also at the origin of the play which lead to the second goal, a superb ball from the Tsar himself (2-0, 48′). It started with another ball recovered near the area, before launching Wissam Ben Yedder, who would provide the assist. Well assisted in midfield by Eliot Matazo in his defensive tasks (7 balls won), he could even have scored a brace, with a curling shot from the edge of the Gironde area, but he unfortunately only hit the Benoît Costil’s crossbar. (51′).
𝗔𝘂𝗿𝗲́𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻 dans ses oeuvres 👨🏿🎨
Cette frappe mérite de finir au fond 😶🌫️
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) October 4, 2021
In L’Équipe and MPG’s Teams of the Round
Already named the Monegasque MVP for August, “Tchouam” has confirmed his sparkling form. It’s no surprise as well that he appeared in the Ligue 1 team of the round for Matchday 9 in L’Equipe, credited with an 8 rating in the national sports daily. He appeared as well in the MPG (Mon Petit Gazon, editor’s note) team of the weekend. To top it off, the Monegasque number 8 was voted MVP of the win against Bordeaux by you, the Rouge et Blanc fans on the AS Monaco App, for his 60th appearance in La Diagonale.
With 67% of the votes, he finished ahead of Aleksandr Golovin (16%, 1 goal and 1 assist) and Wissam Ben Yedder (12%, 1 goal and 1 assist). The Club now wish him success ahead of the Nations League alongside his captain and the France team. Allez Les Bleus!
— Mon Petit Gazon ⚽️ (@MonPetitGazon) October 4, 2021
2021-2022 MVP Recap
(UCL Third Preliminary Round first leg) Sparta Prague 0-2 AS Monaco: Aurélien Tchouameni (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 1) AS Monaco 1-1 Nantes: Gelson Martins (1)
(UCL Third Preliminary Round second leg) AS Monaco 3-1 Sparta Prague: Gelson Martins (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 2) FC Lorient 1-0 AS Monaco: Stahinja Pavlović (1)
(UCL playoffs first leg) AS Monaco 0-1 Shakhtar Donetsk : Aleksandr Golovin (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 3) AS Monaco 0-2 RC Lens: Jean Lucas (1)
(UCL playoffs second leg) Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 AS Monaco: Wissam Ben Yedder (1) and Djibril Sidibé (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 4) ESTAC Troyes 1-2 AS Monaco: Sofiane Diop (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 5) AS Monaco 0-2 Olympique de Marseille: Aurélien Tchouameni (2)
(Europa Matchday 1) AS Monaco 1-0 Sturm Graz: Krépin Diatta (1)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 6) OGC Nice 2-2 AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin (2)
(Ligue 1 Matchday 7) AS Monaco 3-1 AS Saint-Etienne: Wissam Ben Yedder (2)