Recently called up by Didier Deschamps to join the French national team, PSG midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery is experiencing a meteoric rise this season, all while still a high school student. His development reflects the remarkable precocity of the midfielder.
Just minutes after Didier Deschamps' call-up announcement, Warren Zaire-Emery quickly returned to his school routine. Following celebrations with some of his teammates and French compatriots like Kimpembe or Mbappe, who now share the experience with him, PSG cameras captured a charming moment of the 17-year-old arriving late to class after following the coach's selection announcement.
As incredible as it may seem, in addition to being one of PSG's undisputed starters, captain of the youth team, and now an international with the senior squad, Warren Zaire-Emery is also a senior student specializing in Science and Management Technologies.
Born in 2006, the homegrown player continues to diligently attend his classes alongside his club and national team's training sessions, matches and travels. This dual role once again highlights the player's early maturity.
"It's not easy. I go to training in the morning and then have classes in the afternoon and study in the evening," confessed Warren Zaire-Emery last season. The pace hasn't changed, and the Parisian midfielder continues attending four-hour blocks in the afternoon alongside Ethan Mbappe, also born in 2006 and a senior student.
According to Le Figaro, it's common to see the Montreuil native reviewing and doing homework at the hotel the night before a PSG match.
Considered humble, hardworking, and mature by Luis Enrique, Thierry Henry, and Zoumana Camara, Warren Zaire-Emery leads a hectic lifestyle between his football career and high school studies.
"People don't realize Warren's frenetic pace. It's life at 500 miles per hour. But even so, he doesn't neglect anything," reveals someone close to him via Le Figaro. Immune to pressure and fatigue, Zaire-Emery is nicknamed "The Robot" by several PSG teammates.
While Didier Deschamps has confirmed the possible presence of Warren Zaire-Emery in the French national team for Euro 2024, starting on June 14 in Germany, the Parisian will have to manage his nationally scheduled baccalaureate exams during the European championship. A curious situation.