Real Madrid Fans Gush Over Eduardo Camavinga After Excelling in New Role

Real Madrid Fans Gush Over Eduardo Camavinga After Excelling in New Role

  • France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was singled out for praise by fans of Real Madrid
  • His sterling display in a makeshift role won the hearts of Madridistas
  • Up next for the 20-year-old and his teammates is a trip to Real Mallorca on Sunday, February 5

Eduardo Camavinga's superlative performance in a makeshift role has drawn praise from fans.

The 20-year-old, who has been deployed as left back in the past couple of games, put in an assured display as Real Madrid returned to winning ways.

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Eduardo Camavinga's splendid display against Valencia was likened to legendary Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos. Photo credit: @brfootball @realmadriden
Source: Twitter

Camavinga rarely put a foot wrong operating on the left flank for Los Blancos and even helped his side keep back-to-back clean sheets.

While the former Rennes prodigy kept Valencia's attack at bay, his flank partner Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio scored stunning goals to hand Real a much-needed win, MARCA reports.

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How did Camavinga perform?

Camavinga made 64 successful passes with an impressive 91% passing accuracy, including 3 key passes, per Madrid Zone.

Defensively, the Frenchman mustered 5 tackles, 2 interceptions and won 10 duels.

His 'world class' performance in his new role led to fans extolling him.

Below are the comments:

@MoneyWayTrain wrote:

"This boy is something special. Can’t believe how much more stable that left flank looks now that he’s playing alongside Vini."

Another Madridista @omkar1816 added:

"That's what you call generational talent."

@JPereiraRMCF went a step further with his praise:

"Best in the world."

A bold fan @raiderhd1 likened Camavinga's performance to legendary Brazilian Roberto Carlos:

"Bro he is Roberto Carlos in LB."

@sukaceleng felt this was Camavinga's best outing as a makeshift left-back:

"Best performance."

Camavinga gets new nickname

In related news, Real Madrid players have come up with a new nickname for Eduardo Camavinga following his excellent performance against Atletico Madrid on Thursday, Sports Brief reported.

The Frenchman featured as Los Blancos clawed from a goal down to secure bragging rights in the Madrid derby and most importantly a spot in the semifinals of the Spanish Cup.

Against Diego Simeone's side in the Copa del Rey, Camavinga, playing as a make-shift left-back, won 12 of his 14 duels.

Camavinga shines as Real seal win

Real Madrid reduced Barcelona's La Liga lead to five points with a 2-0 win over Valencia on Thursday, thanks to spectacular goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The duo struck in a three-minute second-half salvo which stunned the visitors at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Valencia were later reduced to 10 men when Gabriel Paulista took a wild hack at Vinicius.

Madrid dominated throughout but an otherwise good night was tainted when captain Karim Benzema went off injured in the second half with an apparent thigh problem, and Eder Militao was also replaced for a similar reason.

Source: Sports Brief News