Congratulated by his partners, the young defender Adrien Truffert had a dream start on Saturday night for his first in the Rennes jersey.
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He had the honor of launching the clapping of victory.
And how could it be otherwise after his performance.
Saturday night against Monaco, Adrien Truffert lived a daydream for his first professional match under the Stade Rennais jersey.
Entered just before half-time following the injury of Faitout Maouassa, the young 18-year-old defender achieved a thunderous first by offering the victory to his partners (2-1), provisional leaders of Ligue 1.
1 & 1 - Adrien Truffert is the 5th player to score and deliver an assist in his 1st Ligue 1 match in the last 10 seasons after Waris on January 11, 2014, Neymar on August 13, 2017, Pereira Lage on August 10, 2019 and Meling on August 23 last august.
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After a monumental blunder in defense perfectly exploited by Wissam Ben Yedder at the half-hour mark, Rennes have long stumbled against a well-established Monegasque team.
It was on a bright cross from young Truffert perfectly taken over by Nzonzi from the head that the Bretons stuck to the score in the 81st.
Decisive passer, the native of Liège (Belgium) but French international in the U19, then turned into a scorer in stoppage time by deceiving Benjamin Lecomte with a powerful left strike at the entrance to the area.
“A lot of personality”, according to Julien Stéphan
A performance hailed at the end of the match by his coach.
“He seized this first opportunity and he was ultra-decisive thanks to his quality of center of strike, indicated Julien Stéphan.
But I found that he also entered with a lot of personality, which was not easy against a great team from Monaco.
For a first time it was not easy but he showed a lot of qualities ”.
A veteran of the locker room, goalkeeper Romain Salin (36) also congratulated the kid after the match.
“First game, an assist and a goal.
He's going to have a great Truffle weekend!
», Said the Breton porter with a smile.
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