Real Madrid signed the 22-year-old French midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni, from Monaco. He was brought in as a future prospect so that he could learn tricks and tips from the midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Casemiro. The surprising departure of Casemiro has changed the dynamic of Real Madrid’s midfield, and Tchouameni has been slotted into Casemiro’s role by Carlo Ancelotti. He was considered an ideal replacement for the Brazilian, and Casemiro’s departure means that Tchoumeni will take this role earlier than he expected. The player is lucky to get into the first team in his first season and some of the stats from the previous LaLiga matches show how he could turn out to be Casemiro’s perfect replacement in Madrid’s midfield.
Tchouameni has spent 185 minutes on the pitch for Real Madrid. He has started in every league game for his new side and provided an assist in the last match he played in. The youngster averages 64 passes per 90 minutes with a high accuracy rate of 83.5%. The above viz shows the passing link of the player in the second match of the season against Celta Vigo. Tchouameni played a deeper role in that match and linked plays with the other players on the field.
In the last match, Real Madrid played a high attacking line, and that allowed Tchouameni to play further up the pitch. He provided an assist in this match. The Frenchman found his teammates in crucial areas, especially in the final third. He attempted 24 passes to the final third with a 91.7% accuracy rate. The midfielder has also tried to find a teammate inside the opposition’s penalty box four times with a 50% success rate. This shows that he has an eye for passing and could add more assists to his tally.
The defensive stats of the midfielder have also been impressive. He has made 16 interceptions and has made 31 recoveries, with 16 coming in the attacking half. The above viz shows the 14 recoveries Tchouameni made against Celta Vigo. He made the highest number of recoveries for his side, with seven coming inside the opposition’s half, including one inside the penalty box. This shows his ability to win back the ball with his presence of mind on the pitch.
Tchouameni has won 47% of his defensive duels and 40% of his loose ball duels. The midfielder might have failed to win most of these duels, but he is strong in the air and has won 72.7% of his aerial duels. As shown in the above viz, he contested the highest number of aerial duels in the last match. Tchouameni won most of these duels in the midfield and cleared the danger.
The Frenchman has shown glimpses of why Real Madrid were keen to sign him. He is settling into the team, and the manager will be happy with his performance. There is still room for improvement, and Tchouameni will look to learn more from his senior pros and become one of the best midfielders in the world.
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