Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga proud of his versatility with France: 'What I had to do, I did it well'
- Youngster impressed at full-back in World Cup
- Has appeared regularly at left-back for club
- Admitted "final defeat still hurts"
WHAT HAPPENED? Naturally a central midfielder, Camavinga was asked to play left-back for France in the late stages of the World Cup.
It's a role he's been further entrusted with at Real Madrid, as the club have dealt with a litany of injuries at full-back. And although it's not his natural spot, Camavinga said he's adjusted to the position.
WHAT THEY SAID: "What changes is the management of depth, it’s a different way of defending, to step back when you’re one against two. You also belong to a flank so you are more restrained. There are other individuals marking supporting you," Camavinga told Ouest-France.
"Even if it was not my position, what I had to do, I did it well. It gives me confidence, but the defeat in the final still hurts."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Camavinga has been recalled to Didier Deschamps' France squad. But he might not have to play left-back, as presumptive first choice Theo Hernandez is in the squad.
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WHAT NEXT? Camavinga figures to be involved as France take on the Netherlands and Ireland to kick off their Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign.