Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about. Now he’s moving to MLS… and we want you to know more. Read our full interview. David Rennie: Can he become a regular starter in MLS? Aurélien Tchouaméni: I don’t know. I’m not really a coach, but I will be part of this project and this first part of our project will be to make him play here. I don’t want to give the impression that I’m here to play for the championship. I’m here to play, and then, then we’ll see. What we have here, this team right now, is not very good. If we have to make this project, the first thing is to make me compete here as a player. Then, after that, we will see. Once I’ve played here as a player, we will have to see. What would he give to play for the championship?
In the interview with Aurélien Tchouaméni, below we have translated the first third of what the Paris Saint-Germain striker said (that is, the quotes that don’t have any French text in between the lines).
Paris-Saint-Germain striker Aurélien Tchouaméni, who has been a professional in France and now in MLS, will play in his country’s top division this season. The 18-year-old, who became the first French star in the new MLS era this week after scoring twice in Paris Saint-Germain’s win over AC Milan in the Champions League quarterfinals, is also a French language and history teacher. He also has a website. This interview has been edited and condensed.
For those who don’t speak French, you can find the full translation in the original interview, here. But in the first third, here is what he said.
David Rennie: What do you think