“Don’t start…” On social networks, Eduardo Camavinga responded with humor to a user who saw him already converted to the left side of Real Madrid.
It must be said that the 20-year-old French international made a strong impression on Thursday evening during the King's Cup quarter-final against Atlético de Madrid (3-1 ap).
Repositioned in the corridor after the injury of Ferland Mendy, the vice-world champion delivered a big performance (and caused the expulsion of Savic) to the point of being elected man of the match.
Symbol of the versatility of the Frenchman, backup plan for coach Didier Deschamps in this position during the last World Cup in Qatar after the injury of Lucas Hernandez.
😅Camavinga when we talk about his qualities on the left lane: pic.twitter.com/kIXgAJp8ut
— Real Madrid French (@RMFrench_) January 27, 2023
Whatever his place in the field, the former Rennais, who has only started 13 times this season, has shown clear progress in recent weeks.
"At the moment, he is helping us a lot, especially defensively," explained Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti before the match.
Against Athletic Bilbao
(Editor's note: 2-0 victory)
, he played an exceptional match.
Because tactically he played very well.
In defensive play, what he did, he did fantastically.
The former PSG coach appreciates the commitment and desire of the Frenchman, who arrived in the Spanish capital in the summer of 2021. The Italian does not rule out a Tchouaméni-Camavinga pair.
But he considers that the midfielder he uses today is not made for the blue-white-red duo, more comfortable in a defensive scheme.
"I think for Tchouaméni it's more difficult to play on one side in a three-man midfield, whereas Camavinga has played many times as a right or left midfielder.
As a duo, I think it can be a good plan to have them play together as defensive midfielders, he explains.
They both bring a lot of things, energy, quality in the output of the ball.
It may be a good idea for the future.
Camavinga DM & LB vs Atletico Madrid pic.twitter.com/Nb2RKK1cFg
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In any case, Ancelotti closes the door to a departure from his No. 12, under contract until 2027, while rumors of transfer to the winter transfer window (or departure within the framework of an arrival from Bellingham next summer ).
“He is untouchable, like Kroos and Modric,” he says.