Eduardo Camavinga has established himself as a regular name for Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti through his consistent performances last season. He spent a large part of the last season as a left-back but will play in his regular position in midfield for the upcoming term.
The 20-year-old started the Merengues’ game against AC Milan earlier this week and played 45 minutes, completing 91% of his passes and providing two key passes.
The French midfielder first spoke in depth about the upcoming fixture against Manchester United and the recent comeback win over AC Milan at Rose Bowl Stadium.
“It’s going to be a great match against a great team and I hope we win. Against Milan it was a bit complicated in the first part but we were better in the second and we won with everyone’s help. It has been good to win for motivation and mentality.”
Real Madrid went on a good run in Europe last season but ended the term with only the Copa del Rey and Club World Cup to show for it. Speaking about the upcoming campaign in terms of silverware, he said,
“We have a great team and good players. I hope we win as many titles as possible and I’m happy to be here and start a new season at Real Madrid.”
Ancelotti’s setup has a large scale of contrast in terms of experience, and the youngster highlighted the same point in his recent interview.
“We are a young but mature team. We have more years in mind and we are all good players.”
Finally, Camavinga spoke about the support in the stands during Real Madrid’s games in the United States of America and added that there were many Madrid supporters in the country.
“There are always Madridistas here. Also in all the countries I go to. I am happy that they are with us here and in the games.”
Source: Real Madrid website
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”