Ancelotti on Camavinga: ‘I haven’t always been fair to him’

Replaced at the break in the semi-finals and final of the Spanish Super Cup, Eduardo Camavinga was at the center of criticism at Real Madrid. But Carlo Ancelotti confessed on Wednesday that he had “not always been fair to him“.”Against Valencia (in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on January 11), it was a tactical replacement. He played well, I changed him just to avoid finishing the match at ten“, because Eduardo Camavinga had been warned in the 28th minute, explained Carlo Ancelotti to the press, before his trip to Villarreal on Thursday (9 p.m.) in the 1/8th final of the King’s Cup.

In the final on Sunday, “against Barcelona, ​​it is true that there could have been better in the defensive aspect, but I changed it to put more players in front“, continued the Italian technician. “He does his job well, I still have great confidence in him. It’s true that I took him out at half-time twice… I wasn’t always fair with him. But the confidence is total. And tomorrow he will bring a lot to the team, as always“, assured the Italian.

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With the injury of his compatriot Aurélien Tchouaméni, Eduardo Camavinga could occupy the position of pivot in the midfield, according to the coach of Real. “We think about it. Toni Kroos can be useful in this position in matches where we want to have more control and take care of our ball exits, but there are matches where a more defensive, more energetic pivot could prove more useful. to the team. So yes, Eduardo Camavinga can be an option as a pivot“, concluded Ancelotti.

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