With Camavinga’s forte as a central midfielder, pulling the 20-year-old player into an area that requires a lot of defense when it is also Barca’s main attack direction, makes the fans uneasy. But 90 minutes at Camp Nou proved that Carletto was not wrong, on the contrary he was also a great “inventor”.
At the age of 20, Camavinga showed great maturity when adapting very quickly to a new role. Having to confront the “magician” Raphinha directly does not make it difficult for Camavinga. The whole match, the French player only fouled once and was the only member of Real’s quarterback who did not receive a yellow card. Prolific fitness, persistent clinging makes Camavinga a great reluctant defender. He is the one who won the most doubles on the field with 8 times, plus 10 recoveries and 7 rescues. But that is still not the point, with the mindset of a midfielder, Camavinga accurately passes 33/33 times, reaching 100%.
In fact, this is not the first time Camavinga has tried the wing position. In the loss to Sheriff in the Champions League group stage last season, Ancelotti also experimented with a strange pair of full-backs: Camavinga on the left and Valverde on the right. Things did not go very smoothly, but the Italian coach also obtained the necessary bullet points to help Camavinga play fully in the new position. “We still thought Camavinga was only playing on the left wing temporarily but he did very well,” said Carletto. “We always knew Camavinga could give every position an additional option. He’s very young and wants to get used to everything.”
Real want to extend Camavinga until 2031
Real Madrid signed Camavinga from Rennes in the summer of 2021 with a contract until 2027. In his two years at the Bernabeu, the young midfielder has won almost all trophies at club level and is only missing the Cup. King. Camavinga has really matured this season and made Real BLD completely assured of his development momentum. Therefore, they want to “bind” the French midfielder until 2031 and at the same time increase his salary and increase the contract termination fee to 1 billion euros.