A Camavinga problem at Real?


By: Manu Tournoux

Eduardo Camavinga was replaced at half-time in the Champions League round of 16 second leg between Real Madrid and Leipzig (1-1) on Wednesday evening. Carlo Ancelotti explained his choice.

After winning, not without difficulty, its round of 16 first leg of the Champions League on the field of Leipzig (0-1) three weeks ago, Real Madrid suffered enormously at Santiago Bernabéu, Wednesday evening, during the return sleeve. If they finally qualified after conceding a draw (1-1), the Merengue showed an unconvincing face, like Eduardo Camavinga.

Established by Carlo Ancelotti, who had decided to strengthen his midfield for this return match, Camavinga gave up his place at half-time after 45 minutes disappointing. His low attendance on the Madrilenians’ game and his technical errors (4 lost balls) pushed the Italian technician to take him out. The former Rennais was replaced by Rodrygo.

“I should have even changed coaches”

At the end of the match, Carlo Ancelotti was obviously questioned at a press conference about his strong choice to replace his French midfielder. And according to the former PSG coach, it was not a sanction against the player but a tactical readjustment.

“The change of Camavinga was tactical, because we changed the system to add an additional attacker,” Ancelotti declared to the media, and added: “If I had to change those who didn’t play well, I would even have to change the coach. » Case closed ?

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