Real Madrid youngster Eduardo Camavinga showcased his versatility during the last season, both for club and country.
The 20-year-old starlet is primarily a midfielder but did the job as a makeshift left-back on several occasions under Carlo Ancelotti during the 2022/23 campaign, excelling in a position he had hardly played in.
Didier Deschamps has also used Camavinga in the left-back position on a number of occasions with the French national team.
Camavinga at left-back in Germany vs France
Now, L’Equipe is reporting that Camavinga is likely to start at left-back once again when France take on Germany in an international friendly on Tuesday night.
Having played just one minute for France during their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland last week, Camavinga is expected to start in the friendly tomorrow.
And, it is expected that Deschamps will be using the former Rennes wonderkid as a left-back against Die Mannschaft.
The 20-year-old slotted in on the left side of the defence twice in the FIFA World Cup 2022 for Les Bleus, including in the finals against Argentina.
Meanwhile, the Real Madrid starlet has played 17 times in the full-back role in his club career and has even registered an assist.
Showing great growth
Since the second half of the last season, Camavinga has shown tremendous growth at Real Madrid and is without a doubt one of the first names on Ancelotti’s team sheet.
While he is yet to attain the same status with his national team, given his form and potential, it might not be too long before Deschamps also sees him as a regular starter for France.
Video: Real Madrid vs Las Palmas ends in dispute between Ancelotti and star forward
Real Madrid’s game against Las Palmas this midweek was an important one for the club.
The Spanish giants secured a 2-0 victory over the Canaries. But more importantly, the game witnessed the return of Vinicius Junior, who was coming back from an injury.
However, it was not the most pleasing return from the Brazilian, who had an altercation with head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Dispute ends without a handshake
A video has surfaced recently which shows that Vinicius Junior and Ancelotti even ended the game without even shaking hands.
The altercation started when Ancelotti was seen talking to Vinicius, asking him to play more freely.
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Vinicius, though, was not happy with the Italian’s tactics. He pointed out his disagreement with Ancelotti and highlighted the team’s lack of structure.
Ancelotti continued to yell at the Brazilian, asking him to play a certain way. The matters turned worse when Vini continued to turn his back on the Real Madrid coach.
After the final whistle, the Brazilian international did glance past Ancelotti without even shaking his hand.
Ancelotti under pressure
This is a worrying sign for Real Madrid and an indicator that the team is not entirely happy with Ancelotti, who has faced criticism despite a relatively good start to the season.
Although the Real Madrid board has continued to back the former AC Milan and PSG coach, the Italian is certainly running on thin ice.
The upcoming games against Girona, Napoli and Osasuna could be crucial as Real Madrid look to maintain their winning momentum, especially following a derby defeat to Atleti.
In the meantime, Ancelotti must definitely have a word with Vinicius and calm the Brazilian, knowing the attacker could play a key role in revving up the team’s offensive unit in the coming weeks.