Last summer, Adil Aouchiche took over the management of Saint-Étienne, refusing the opportunity to initial his first professional contract with PSG. In an interview with the Parisian, the attacking midfielder of ASSE returned to his choice to leave the club in the capital, expressing no regrets.
Last summer, PSG conceded the departures of two great talents from its training center with Tanguy Kouassi left for Bayern Munich, and Adil Aouchiche who took over the management of Saint-Étienne. The departures of the two players highlighted the difficulties of PSG to incorporate its young shoots into its very ambitious project, within a workforce where it is not easy to find its way.
Having reached the end of his aspiring contract, the 18-year-old midfielder refused to sign his first professional contract with PSG, believing that he would not have had enough playing time to express himself and progress. A year after his arrival in Forez, the former resident of PSG returned to his choice to leave the club in the capital in an interview with Le Parisien, without harboring any remorse.
“Winning over PSG takes time”
“I have no regrets about leaving Paris. I have played a lot for my age. I am progressing a lot more here in the areas I needed to improve. I am in a club which, unlike PSG, does not go through its matches in a wheelchair. Here, it’s a little harder, each ball is important, you have to know how to keep it, learn to be hard on contact, gain muscle, “he told the Parisian.
This season, Adil Aouchiche has established himself as an important part in the turnover of Claude Puel’s workforce. He has appeared 34 times under the Etienne tunic in Ligue 1. The young midfielder believes he has progressed in a team that has been jostled but in which he confides having “found what he had come to seek”: time to Game.
“I’m not saying that PSG does not trust young people, but the competition is very tough. For a young person, to win at PSG, it takes time. Everyone is free to take it or not. Me, j I chose to go to Saint-Etienne because, while taking my time, I could have what I wanted faster. “