What should we remember from Eduardo Camavinga’s match? The former Rennais was a key player in this dream semi-final against Manchester City (1-1). Not because he is the Madrid player who has touched the most balls (78) and won the most duels (7) but because he tipped the match twice. First on the opening of the score of his own where, after a rise of the ball from 5 meters, he offered a decisive pass to Vinicius. But also by losing the ball on a raise in the axis, an error immediately sanctioned by the equalizer of Kevin De Bruyne.
Ying and yang, hot and cold: Camavinga experienced it all on Tuesday. But if we had to be completely honest, beyond his two decisive actions, we must recognize him for having contained Bernardo Silva well in a left-back position which he discovered this season and which he is starting to more and more to grasp the subtleties. On the side of Carlo Ancelotti, the debate has no place. Of course, Camavinga is guilty on the Mancunian equalizer. But the boss of Real did not hold it against him and prefers to underline the importance taken by the former Rennais in his device.
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“Camavinga, in the second half, he was told to play more inside with the ball, and leave Vinicius on the wingcommented Ancelotti. But Eduardo is a guarantee, wherever he plays.” For several months now, the Real coach has been praising the man who has taken on another dimension this season. Decisive when he came into play during the last Champions League campaign, Camavinga is now a full-fledged holder, he who has played 52 of Real’s 54 matches.
Having become the most used player of the season, he took on another dimension and this semi-final clearly reflects his progress. His ball-to-toe rides testify to the confidence that now inhabits him and even in a new position, he kept one of the best wingers in the world in the person of Bernardo Silva at bay. “I see a player who has exceptional qualities in all facets of the gameenthused the Italian manager a few days ago. He is a special player, because of his extraordinary qualities.”
This Tuesday, everything was perfect but he fell into the easy way as if to remind that at 20 years old, the vice-world champion still has a little thickness to take. This season gave him a new status and sure that this game will make him grow even more.
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