3 Real Madrid players who should get more minutes in 2022

Real Madrid, Luka Jovic, Fede Valverde (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Eduardo Camavinga

Real Madrid signed Eduardo Camavinga in 2021 with a massive vision for the future. The Frenchman had been on Madrid’s radar for a long time before the club finally made a move for him in the summer transfer window of 2021.

Camavinga has a bright future ahead of him, and at only 19 years of age, there’s plenty of time for his development. He’s not a first-team regular for Real Madrid at the moment, but a significant amount of minutes could benefit him, even if he serves in a rotational role.

Real Madrid is a daunting place for youngsters, and there’s certainly a lot of expectations and pressure when you’re playing for the club. Just look at the pressure and criticism that Vinícius faced during this first couple of seasons at Madrid, and you’ll get a perfect representation of the tension that surrounds Real Madrid’s youngsters.

Ancelotti has been doing a great job of managing Camavinga’s playing time so far this season, but it wouldn’t hurt for him to receive more minutes in the rotation for Real Madrid.

Granting the Frenchman minutes in the Copa del Rey or against lower teams in the La Liga table would be a perfect opportunity for Camavinga to gain more confidence and experience. Those qualities are crucial for a player of his age.

Moreover, having the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modrić as mentors is an experience that will only benefit Camavinga over time.

He needs the minutes to get accustomed to Real Madrid’s system. Like Fede Valverde, the club has to consider including these players more prominently in the midfield rotation if they want to structure and solidify their future.