Warren Zaïre-Emery had a coming-out party in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 UEFA Champions League win over AC Milan on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes. The 17-year-old had two assists in the victory.
Nonetheless, the casual football received an introduction to the midfielder, and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes the Frenchman’s potential has no ceiling. As a result, he’s a name that many will need to know going forward.
Henry noted during CBS Sports’ postgame that Zaïre-Emery has a camp around him that keeps him level-headed to remain focused on football despite the individual success he’s experiencing.
“People always talk about quality and youngsters and how good they can be with stepovers and whatever,” Henry said. “He talked about Zaïre-Emery, and he talked about his professionalism, how much he loves the game. That’s very important that sometimes, a lot of those youngsters’ early doors, the people that are around them, are not often there to help them.
“Warren has a family around him—tight, very close, and you can see that. And those type of players, at times, especially at a young age, even after, needs to have this type of structure around them, also to perform. And Warren has that on top of everything. So, like I said before, sky is the limit for this guy.”
"The sky is the limit." 📈
Thierry Henry is in awe of 17-year-old PSG midfielder Warren Zaïre-Emery. pic.twitter.com/RbrCyO1y24
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) October 25, 2023
PSG’s youngster will look to sustain this success when the Ligue 1 side travels to San Siro for the return leg against AC Milan. If the capital club can secure a favorable result, it puts them in the driver’s seat to qualify for the knockout stages.
The French side is currently atop the group with six points through two matches. Even though there are still three games left, PSG does seem to have control over their destiny in Group F.