Like his teammates, he was emotionless at the final whistle, frustrated by having drawn (0-0). Against a team from Lorient that packed the midfield, the players of AS Monaco, led by Aurélien Tchouameni, who was, as always, very active in the heart of midfield, did not manage to find a solution. Scorer on a volley last week in the Coupe de France against Amiens (a 2-0 win), the Monegasque number 8 was hardly idle here.
✊ On the hunt for the opener.
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) February 13, 2022
A ball recovery machine…
Now playing slightly deeper, just in front of the defense, to help secure the Rouge et Blanc rearguard, the French international (7 caps) was once again active on all fronts. He was the player with the most touches in this match, tied with Caio Henrique (91). With 10 balls won and four interceptions, in addition to three successful tackles, he was also the player who made the most recoveries, and to this must be added his physical dominance, as he won 11 duels and five headers.
Aurelien Tchouameni's game by numbers vs. Lorient:
11 duels won
10 accurate final third passes
10 ball recoveries
5 aerial duels won
4 penalty area entries
3 fouls won
1 chance created
Another busy afternoon. pic.twitter.com/1888NTLAHb
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 13, 2022
…who also gets forward!
But Tchouam’ was not content to only defend against the Bretons, as he also completed ten passes in the final third.. He also made three crosses, created a goalscoring opportunity and attempted two shots in a match which was played at a reductive pace owing to the tactics of Lorient. It was thus a great performance for “The octopus”, who was named MVP of the match by you, the fans of the Rouge et Blanc, who voted on the AS Monaco App.
With 37% of the vote, he finished ahead of the young Brazilian Vanderson (21%), who also created two great chacnes. Aurélien thus won his ninth man of the match award this season, and is now tied with our captain, Wissam Ben Yedder. Bravo to him!
2021-2022 MVP Recap
(Coupe de France Round of 32) Quevilly-Rouen 1-3 AS Monaco : Kevin Volland (4)
(J20 Ligue 1) FC Nantes 0-0 AS Monaco : Aurélien Tchouameni (6)
(J21 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 4-0 Clermont : Wissam Ben Yedder (6)
(J22 Ligue 1) Montpellier 3-2 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder and Aurélien Tchouameni (7)
(8es de finale Coupe de France) RC Lens 2-4 AS Monaco : Wissam Ben Yedder (8)
(J23 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais : Wissam Ben Yedder (9)
(Coupe de France Quarterfinal) AS Monaco 2-0 Amiens SC : Aurélien Tchouameni (8)
(J24 Ligue 1) AS Monaco 0-0 FC Lorient : Aurélien Tchouameni (9)