The 5 players to watch in this Euro U-17 final

The 5 players to watch in this Euro U-17 final

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  2. // Euro under-17
  3. // Final
  4. // France-Netherlands

In three years’ time, when these five players from the Euro Under-17 final between France and the Netherlands start for their club and at the gates of the national team, it can be said that he is not surprised. Why ? Because you had seen them during this European Championship where they have shone until now.

06/01/2022 at 6:00 p.m.


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  • Lisandru Olmeta
    May 29, 1991. Starting in the cages of Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League final, Pascal Olmeta watches the five forwards of Red Star Belgrade register their shot on goal and walk away with the cup with big ears. Thirty-one years later, his son Lisandru Olmeta was much more decisive with the France team during this European Under-17 Championship. And more like twice, as he first repelled German Tom Bischof’s shot on goal in the quarter-finals, before doing the same with Portugal’s Manuel Mendonça in the semi-finals. But to boil down the AS Monaco youth academy resident to these two saves on penalties would be to forget the many parades in the game. If he didn’t inherit his father’s fantasy from him, he regained his steady hands and shooting ability. he lunges at the attacker to retrieve the leather. Called several times to the Blues, Pascal Olmeta has never had the slightest selection. The future will tell if Lisandru will be the first international Olmeta with the France A team.

  • Warren Zaire Emery
    When it came to making his list for this Euro Sub 17, José Alcocer, the coach of the France team, wasted no time in embarking his Warren Zaire-Emery suitcases. Still, the silky-footed midfielder is the only player born in 2006 in this squad. Not a problem for someone who has spent his life being outplayed in the Paris Saint-Germain youth teams and on the national team. Therefore, it is not surprising to see him from the height of his 16 years signing his first professional contract with the Parisian club in the coming days. If the performances of Zaire-Emery already speak for him in the capital, his Euro has finished convincing the Parisian leaders. Like the 25-meter hottie of his that he scored against Portugal in the semifinals.

  • The Chadaille Bitshiabu
    A few years ago, Scottie chained passages on the radio with his hit “1m73, 62 kg”. If El Chadaille Bitshiabu had preferred the microphone to crampons, he could have sung “1m96, 95 kilos”. As you may have understood, the young Paris Saint-Germain defender – who had shown himself in his favor during the 2021 summer tour – is not the same size as Scottie. Solid in duel and in the air, Bitshiabu Mountain is not just a physical. He is also a man who is not clumsy on his feet, which faster strikers have trouble getting past. And also a guy who possesses an iron composure. Like when he appears as the sixth shooter who offers victory to the young Blues in the semifinals against Portugal. After signing his first professional contract last summer and playing three official games for PSG this season, including 5 minutes in Ligue 1, Bitshiabu hopes to get more playing time next year. Especially since even Lionel Messi doesn’t go through it every time he trains, as he confided to France Bleu Paris: “I was able to stop him once. But still, it’s very, very complicated. It is Lionel Messi after all! »

  • Mathy’s Phone
    A great hope for Stade Rennes from the top of his seven Ligue 1 games this season, Mathys Tel is the oldest player in this France U17 side, aged just 17. Author of three goals and an assist in his first two appearances at this European Championship, Rennais has been silent since then, but there is no doubt that the striker will be important in the final. Resting – like all executives – at the start of the group match between these same two nations that will face each other in the final, Mathys Tel will be able to show his experience and qualities this time. Gambardella Cup semi-finalist with the Breton club by goal one of the most beautiful goals of the competition in Bobigny, Tal could not resist SM Caen’s law, which brought down the SRFC. If this is the price to pay for the euro…

  • Jason van Duiven
    On the Dutch side, because you need at least one, we could have mentioned Gabriel Misehouy, a regular starter in the Youth League with Ajax this season. But the most exciting player remains the goalscorer, Jason van Duiven. Like Mathys Tel, the number nine from the Netherlands has scored three goals so far in the finals, achievements that are so decisive for the direction of his team. First scorer in the quarters, the 17-year-old striker allowed the Orange to overcome Italy, then Jason van Duiven did it again in the semi-finals, where his first goal helped Serbia to their elimination. Essential in his selection, the Batavian striker comes from a stratospheric season with PSV Eindhoven’s Under 17, as he scored 20 goals and delighted his teammates 9 times in just 17 games. That’s all !

    By Clement Barbier and Steven Oliveira

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