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Camavinga talks Modric, Kroos, Ancelotti, and Real Madrid dressing room



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As the 2021-22 season progressed deeper, Eduardo Camavinga began to rise into prominence under Carlo Ancelotti. The youngster capitalised on his chances coming off the bench and slowly proved to the manager that he deserved a starting spot.

Real Madrid see him as a regular member of the starting lineup for at least the next decade. Given that Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are already at the fag end of their careers, it is but natural that Camavinga’s importance has seen a bigger spike this period.

The youngster spoke to AS earlier this week where he touched upon topics including his footballing idols and his behind-the-scenes friendships at Real Madrid.

On his football idols: “I’ve learned a lot from Modric and Kroos. Not only what they do on the pitch but also what they do off the pitch: playing sports after training, resting. These are things that I apply to myself because they’re good for me.”

On playing for Real Madrid: “Playing for Real Madrid has been my dream since I was little. It’s the best club in the world and when they came to sign me I did not doubt that I wanted to come.” 

On his dressing room relations: “I’m an extrovert, I talk to anyone. My adaptation has been easy and fast. My best friends are the French, but I speak to everyone. A little more with Tchouameni, Rüdiger, Benzema or Alaba”

On Carlo Ancelotti: “Ancelotti is a person who talks a lot with all his players. Whether I’m a starter or a substitute, he always gives me a lot of confidence.”

On his attitude towards the game: “I’m the same as 3 years ago. I’m a smart boy who will not lose his head for success. I’m a smiling guy, a Sun. I would only change my right leg: it’s very bad!”

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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