Real Madrid: Ancelotti’s funny slip on Camavinga and Tchouaméni


By: Manu Tournoux

Runner-up to Girona with two points behind, Real Madrid will try to temporarily regain its leadership position during its trip to Alavés for the 18th day of La Liga, Thursday. But on the sidelines of this confrontation, Merengue coach Carlo Ancelotti is faced with quite a headache. To compensate for the injury to David Alaba, victim of a cruciate ligament rupture against Villarreal, the transalpine coach will have to tinker before seriously looking at his replacement during the winter transfer window. From then on, two choices are available to him.

Facing the Basques, the Italian technician could rely on Eduardo Camavinga, used numerous times as left back during the previous year. But the latter would tend to want to play in the midfield. In this sense, it is his partner in the French team, Aurélien Tchouaméni, who would be expected to help out in the axis of the Madrid defense. Still, this complex situation gives the Italian headaches… but not only that! When discussing the situation of the former Monegasque, Carlo Ancelotti got confused at a press conference by opting for a unique “hybrid” solution which had the gift of amusing the journalists. “Tchouaméninga… uh Tchouaméni, he doesn’t like playing in the center of defense, like Camavinga doesn’t like playing in the left lane. In an emergency, he plays very well in central defense, he knows it, and there is an emergency for one or two matches. But Tchouaméni’s future at Real Madrid is as a pivot.”declared the native of Reggiolo.

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