The French midfielder of Cameroonian descent made his French debut for Paris against Troyes on Saturday night
Eric Ebimbe praised Mauricio Pochettino for boosting his confidence after making his Ligue 1 debut for Paris Saint-Germain in Saturday’s game against Troyes.
The 20-year-old midfielder was introduced to Julian Draxler in the 76th minute when the Parisians won 2-1 at the Stade de l’Aube.
Ebimbe, a product of the youth academy in Paris, was loaned to Le Havre and Dijon in an effort to gain the first team’s experience.
His moment, however, came against the men of Laurent Batlles, although the Parc des Princes had to work hard for all three points.
In his comments after the match, the French youth international rejoiced to make his long-awaited debut and revealed the influence of the former Tottenham Hotspur boss.
“Everything is going very well with me. I was lucky to play in a few games in the pre-season, almost everyone, it was great,” said Ebimbe the club’s website.
“The coach showed a lot of confidence in me. I’m just making the best of this moment with the club.
‘It’s a great source of pride to play my first Ligue 1 match for Paris Saint-Germain in the youth series here. I waited so long for this moment. ”
After his loan spell at Dijon, Ebimbe returns to PSG, takes part in the pre – season and makes his debut for the club in the 1–0 Trophee des Champions defeat against Lille on 1 August 2021.
“I have borrowed to progress, to come back stronger and to be in the position I am in today against Troyes, and I am very happy and I do not hope it will be the last,” he continued.
“It’s great to win. After the Trophee des Champions we really wanted to jump back.
“We wanted to show that we are Paris Saint-Germain, and we did, and we’re going back to Paris with the three points, and that’s the most important thing.”
Ebimbe is looking to make his second appearance when nine-time Ligue 1 champions take on Strasbourg in their next outing on 14 August.
The youngster, born in Stains, of Cameroonian parents, represented France at U20 and U21 level. Even then, he remains eligible to represent the five-time African kings Cameroon at senior level.