When Eduardo Camavinga netted a goal and registered an assist on his Real Madrid debut against Celta Vigo, many believed that he would soon become an undisputed starter at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
At that time, Toni Kroos was out injured and Luka Modric was expected to be given rest ahead of a congested calendar in the 2021/22 campaign.
However, following Kroos’ returned to action, Carlo Ancelotti does not seem willing to break up the tried-and-trusted trio of the German midfielder, Modric and Casemiro, with Camavinga occasionally coming off the bench.
Meanwhile, the French prodigy is absorbing all the knowledge being offered by Real Madrid‘s veterans during training sessions at Valdebebas, as well as Ancelotti, who was a solid midfielder in his playing days.
Ancelotti is trying to help Camavinga improve when dealing with his defensive duties and when he is asked to dictate the tempo in midfield.
The 19-year-old has stood out for his ability to control the ball with his left foot and his physical strength, but Ancelotti is confident that he can improve other aspects of his game.
Lessons from Casemiro, Benzema…
While Casemiro is the player into whose footsteps Camavinga is willing to follow, Karim Benzema has also served as his mentor since his compatriot’s arrival at Real Madrid.
“He is a very good boy with a lot of quality and [he is] eager to learn,” said Benzema in the past.
The French striker is helping Camavinga settle in at Los Blancos, as he integrates in the dressing room and adapts to his new surroundings.