Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid): “Eduardo Camavinga is a modern midfielder”

Established 12 times out of the 27 matches in which he has participated this season, Eduardo Camavinga has shown a level of play that has clearly improved in recent weeks. At a press conference on Wednesday, Carlo Ancelotti praised his player’s attitude on the pitch. “I think he is a modern midfielder. He covers the area in front of the defenders very well. At the moment, he is helping us a lot, especially defensively. Against Athletic Bilbao (2-0 victory), he played an exceptional match. Because tactically he played very well. In defensive play, what he did, he did fantastically. I loved. »

In addition, the Italian technician appreciates the ardor of his player, even if that leads him to commit more faults. “Enthusiasm is a quality. He tries to cut a lot of passes, but sometimes he comes a little late. He has very long legs, so he stops a lot of balls, but he has to have that energy. Sometimes it can happen that he gets a yellow card, but I think he’s a very decent player in that sense. He is quite aggressive because he has a lot of energy, and sometimes that happens.

On the tactical level, Ancelotti does not exclude one day associating Camavinga with his compatriot Aurélien Tchouaméni. But according to him, the two French would be more comfortable in a defensive scheme, different from the midfielder he currently uses. “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. They both bring a lot of things, energy, quality in the output of the ball. It might be a good idea for the future. »

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