Eduardo Camavinga arrives at the end of the course in a state of ascending form and reviews his first months at Real Madrid in ‘France Football’.
Eduardo Camavinga arrived in Madrid when the horn of the summer market was already sounding. 31 million euros for one of the most promising midfielders on the continent. He landed at the age of 18 and eight months later he has grown up. Not because he turned 19 in November, but because of his gradual football growth under the command of Carlo Ancelotti. He had a brilliant appearance, with a goal against Celta a few minutes after making his debut as a madridista. As the course progressed, he lost a bit of steam. A valley of timing hand in hand with the understandable adaptation process. Now he personifies the generational change together with another energy partner, Fede Valverde. He was key in the comeback against City and if CMK needs oxygen, Camavinga is there for Carletto. The Italian trusts him and little by little he polishes the edges of the precipitation. It is not a simple evolution or without pressure. His career has not been. “Before I always had a lot of pressure!”, he exclaims. But already in Rennes he began to take everything with much more philosophy and it did not take him long to verify that in Madrid the conception of things had little to do with that of the Rhenish team: “(After winning the Super Cup against Athletic) I realize then that it will be very different. At Rennes, when we won a game, we celebrated in any way (laughs), here only after great victories can emotions overflow.” He faces his career with intensity, but that smile that always accompanies him is a reflection of his football. Cheerful, showy. Although also more mature. “He is progressing a lot,” Ancelotti said a few dates ago.
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“Honestly, everyone made me feel very comfortable, without exception,” says Cama when trying to explain to the prestigious French outlet his rapid adaptation to a club like Madrid. In the talk he does not avoid topics, he admits that “before he never defended”. Of course, he adds that he then began to do it “like crazy.” He has words of praise for his teachers in the engine room: Casemiro, Modric and Kroos. Although always from the good humor that characterizes him. “Modric does some things with the outside… If I try it, he will leave my ankle”