Adrien Rabiot: his record for the World Cup

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Adrien Rabiot has been; chosen by Didier Deschamps for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The middle of Juventus Turin still has everything to do. prove in the French team, where it has been alternating for several years between the best and the insignificant, with already; several controversies on the counter…

Adrien Rabiot and the French team, it's already it's a story. Four years after refusing to be one of the eleven alternates selected to replace any injured during the World Cup in Russia, the Juve midfielder will be part of the list led by Didier Deschamps in Qatar this time. He first had to atone for his fault with more than two years of absence with the Blues. Since his return to the national team in August 2020, Adrien Rabiot has played Euro 2021, without really shining. Even if its place at Juventus of Turin is currently uncertain, the former player of Paris Saint-Germain, author of a good start to the season, can still establish himself as the boss of the midfield in the #39;absence of Paul Pogba. 

His journey in blue

Since his debut in football, Adrien Rabiot has been regularly called upon. to defend the colors of France. First with the youth, then with the first team. Several times selected among the under 16s and then the under 17s at as of 2010 it is "upgraded" to twice in the under-18s and then in the under-19s and became a starter in 2013 for the latter, at the same time. the occasion of the European Championship (defeat in the final against Serbia). The rest will take place at Les Espoirs where the coach at the time, Willy Sagnol, placed his trust in him from the Euro 2015 qualifiers.

The year 2016 will be the year of integration into the A team. Probably too slow to its taste. Reservist finally not retained for Euro 2016, Rabiot plays a handful of matches after the competition with the Blues, sometimes entering at the very end of the match and alternating the good and the very average . The 2018 World Cup is approaching at this time. big steps, controversy too…

In an email addressed to to the FFF and to coach Didier Deschamps on May 22, 2018, Adrien Rabiot, again a reservist, indicates that he refuses to start training. the readiness of the team to replace any injuries during the World Cup in Russia. A reaction of pride which then earned him to be dismissed. of the national team for two years. But Didier Deschamps calls him back in 2020 to compete in the League of Nations and selects him to participate in the Euro 2020, shifted in 2021 due to the pandemic. After his "huge mistake" and in the absence of "boss" in midfield, the 1m88 player knows full well that he has a card to play; play during this 2022 World Cup.

His potential for the World Cup

His playing career

It’s April 3, 1995, at Saint-Maurice, in the Val-de-Marne, that Adrien Rabiot was born. High by a passionate father; football, the young boy quite naturally falls into the pot. In 2001, he began to play for US Créteil. Talented and promising, the budding footballer caught the eye of recruiters from the Manchester City club who offered him a training contract. A collaboration that ends after only six months, because the club does not respect, according to the Rabiot clan, certain clauses of the contract. So it’s after a few months spent at abroad that the young Adrien Rabiot returns to France. After a stint with Pau FC, the midfielder joined the Espoirs de Castelmaurou team in 2009 and then, the following year, the Paris Saint-Germain training center.

< p>Adrien Rabiot was just 15 when he began his adventure with the Parisian club. He is then far from suspecting that he will become one of the emblematic players for nearly nine seasons and will even be nicknamed "The Duke". With the Under-17s and Under-19s, the midfielder won his first titles and gained experience. He will have to wait until 2012 for a certain Carlo Ancelotti, then coach of the first team, to notice him and have him join the professional group. The adventure with his favorite club began when the young player was only 17 years old. It’s under Laurent Blanc that the midfielder gets more playing time. Adrien Rabiot also takes advantage of the injuries of his direct competitor, Thiago Motta, to show his talent.

Eager to play, Adrien Rabiot nevertheless wishes to explore new horizons. The footballer is considering his transfer to the Italian club AS Roma, but the operation ends in failure. The PSG club, holding it against this desire; to leave, places him at away from the pro team at the start of the 2014-2015 season. Under pressure, Adrien Rabiot re-engaged and immediately obtained his first tenure in Ligue 1. a bit like an essential player in the Parisian system. With the arrival of coach Unai Emery in 2016, Adrien Rabiot acquired a new dimension and became a centerpiece, especially during Champions League matches.

The 2018-2019 season is the last that the midfielder will play under the colors of Paris Saint-Germain. In conflict with management, Adrien Rabiot will be dismissed; pitches for a good part of the season. Released of his contract with his training club, the footballer signed up in 2019 with the Juventus club in Turin. After a sluggish start, he gradually established himself among the Bianconeri.

Adrien Rabiot

  • Age: 27
  • Position: midfielder
  • Current club: Juventus de Turin< /li>
  • Salary: 7 million euros per year

► The re ;cap' ◄

In numbers:

  • 11 games played in Serie A this season,  3 goals scored and 2 assists
  • 5 matches played in the Champions League and 2 goals scored
  • 13 matches played in the French team in total and a goal scored

Some trophies:

  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 Ligue 1 Championship (PSG)
  • Coupe de France 2016 and 2018 (PSG)
  • Coupe de la Ligue 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (PSG)
  • Serie A Championship 2020 ( Juventus of Turin)
  • Italian Super Cup 2020 (Juventus of Turin)
  • Italian Cup 2021 (Juventus of Turin)

For the record…

< p>The press regularly echoes Adrien Rabiot’s relationship with his mother V’ronique Rabiot, who is none other than his agent. A partnership that stands out in the world of football and which is the subject of many comments. Considered by some to be too protective or even authoritarian (she explained this in Ouest-France recently) or, on the contrary, as one of the architects of the success s of her son, Véronique Rabiot has in any case provoked several times tensions with his employers. Especially PSG.

Between the end of 2018 and mid-2019, Adrien Rabiot will even be put on probation. foot after saluting on social networks the qualification of Manchester City against; his own club in the Champions League. A scathing interview with Véronique Rabiot at; the team will come to seal the fate of the player in the capital and his departure for Juve. More recently, in 2020, Adrien Rabiot reportedly refused; to return to Turin after the Covid crisis, going on "personal strike" to challenge a drop in wages, according to the newspaper La Stampa.

Adrien Rabiot would however be classified; to the fifth highest paid player in Juventus Turin and even among all Italian football teams. When he signed his contract with Juve in 2019, he would also have received a premium amounting to 10 million euros. Within the Paris Saint-Germain team, Adrien Rabiot's salary amounted to 3 million euros in 2018-2019.

At Les Bleus, the presence of Adrien Rabiot in the field and his mother behind the scenes also caused controversy. ;mic. After the scandal of 2018, the terrible elimination  Switzerland during the  last Euro, in June 2021, will be the source of strong tensions between Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot on the lawn, under the helpless eye of the coach. The meeting would also have been stretched out in the stands, where were gathered the families of the players: Véronique Rabiot would thus have let herself go. harsh criticism of his son's teammates, notably angering the Pogba and Mbappé clans…

In 2019, the French international lost his pç re, Michel Provost, of Kabyle origin, suffered for many years from a serious neurological disease.