Lucas Digne withdrew from the France team, this Tuesday, September 20 a happy international break since Adrien Truffert replaced him at short notice. Initially called up with the France U21 team, the young 20-year-old left-back, who plays at Stade Rennais, has been rewarded for his consistency and reliability. However, everything happened quickly for the man born in Liège, Belgium. In addition, coach Roberto Martinez pushed to bring him to the Red Devils … In vain. “Yes, I followed Truffert and I talked to him, but not yet in a concrete way. This is more than a collection of information. This is only a first step. If it will be part of my selection for the month of March? I think it’s too soon.” explained the Spanish technician almost a year ago. After all, France has his ties and Adrien Truffert has had a fairly classic career in youth options. 6 caps (1 goal) in the U18, 8 caps (3 goals) in the U19 and 14 selections in the U21 making him one of the executives in Sylvain Ripoll’s squad. In addition, he played in the last Euro Espoirs that ended in the semi-final against the Netherlands (2-1).
His career in the blue jersey is linear and makes his way to the logical A. His evolution at Rennes is also very much in this direction. Arriving at the club in 2015 from FC Chartres, Adrien Truffert has stepped up to find a place in Julien Stéphan’s squad for the 2020/2021 season. A coach who got to know him at the Breton club’s training center and quickly trusted him. In a season where Faitout Maouassa was on the sidelines and Dalbert was terrible, he gave a convincing first on September 19, 2020 against Monaco with a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory. A strong performance that launched the beautiful story of his coach’s happiness during the season: “I told you that we are not looking for the left side, Adrien is there. He has prepared well, we are also confident that he will take the opportunities as they present themselves. It happened tonight for him. He is very decisive thanks to his quality in the center and strike. He came back with a lot of personality and it was not easy because we faced a good team from Monaco. Returning to these conditions at first, it was not easy but he showed many qualities.
It became necessary in Rennes
Playing in 34 matches (1 goal and 4 offerings) during his first season where he established himself as an ideal understudy to Faitout Maouassa, he found himself competing with Birger Meling in the next that time with Bruno Genesio as coach. Defeated by the Norwegian in the first two months of the competition, he shocked the competition again in another reference match. Entering 17 minutes against Olympique Lyonnais, he sowed conflict in his left lane and offered himself a beautiful double. It was enough to tip his Rennes adventure on the right side again. “It was a magical night. We said that we have to attack this match as if we were going to face PSG, which we did, it’s a good thing. It’s also magic. I have eccentric training. The coach told me not only to defend but also to attack, so I attacked. The ambitions, we have had them since the start of the season, we continue to work to reach the maximum season.he explained to Main Video at the end of the game. Beating his Norwegian rival and seizing the starting position without ever letting go, Adrien Truffert gave a convincing exercise (3 goals and 4 assists in 41 games) in which he was particularly which joins the beautiful 4th place of the Bretons.
Wisely using his training as a winger as an attacking force in his lane, Adrien Truffert is above all a full-back forward and his profile is very attractive to Bruno Genesio. Starting 8 of Rennes’ 10 games this season (2 offers), Adrien Truffert proved that he got the real advantage of Birger Meling and his experience in Europe speaks for him. In 5 games in the Champions League, 2 in the Europa League and 9 in the Europa Conference League, Adrien Truffert has already participated in 16 European games when he turned 21 on November 20. References that please Didier Deschamps and that probably reassuring. For Sylvain Ripoll, who has been with him at Espoirs for almost 2 years, Adrien Truffert’s wide palette makes him a valuable player. “He has this ability to carry the weight of the projection, through repeated races, his speed and his quality of entering the ball at the foot. This versatility is very interesting. Facing the low blocks, we also need this offensive aspect on one side. he explained to FFF website. Unconcerned and raised, Adrien Truffert took a new step by joining the Blues. As shown in his early career, there is reason to be confident because he has been able to feed off adversity every time to progress.