Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
French soccer player Aurélien Tchouaméni made a name for himself in the world of soccer by being both physically and mentally tough, but also by being a model citizen.
Tchouaméni earned praise from the team for his excellent leadership and work ethic during his time at the prestigious France national soccer team, even though he was often left out of the team’s starting XI.
He also had a reputation for being a strong role model for kids, especially those who were in difficult circumstances. The media, who often had negative things to say about the team, often brought up this issue to Tchouaméni, who calmly answered back with one of his trademark quotes: “I’m French, and French people love to be loved.”
Here’s a collection of videos and images that show Tchouaméni’s humility, his love for his country, and his personality.
He says it in French, but if you’re already fluent, check it out for yourself:
Tchouaméni’s character and values
Tchouaméni loves the French people, he loves France, and he loves being French. As he said when I asked him about his life in Paris, “I’ve been French for all my life, and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.”
People often talk about Tchouaméni as someone who is “frank” and “honest” or “straight as an arrow,” but they are missing the point. The point is that Tchouaméni is not a person who is going to lie to you, or to those he loves (like his mother).
Tchouaméni always says exactly what is on his mind, so don’t ask him to repeat himself about a particular topic.
If he tells you something that you don’t agree with, it’s because he wants to do something else with his time and with his life—not because he wants to lie about it.
Tchouaméni is well known for his humility and the way he lives his life. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t make mistakes. He makes a lot of them