5 players Real Madrid cannot afford to lose under any circumstances

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Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Camavinga has only played 59 minutes in the last six games for Real Madrid. He hasn’t been featured, even as a substitute, in the last three games. Let me tell you one thing, he’s a lot better than Ancelotti is apparently giving him credit for.

Camavinga is definitely one for the future. Yes, he makes some mistakes and sometimes plays the safe option, but his game is way, way ahead of his age, and he’s a fairly versatile midfielder as well. He’s been used as an impact sub many times, and it was apparent that maybe he was becoming Ancelotti’s favorite option off the bench. That isn’t the case now, but it doesn’t take anything away from his abilities as a footballer.

Camavinga is fantastic in tight spaces, and once he’s able to improve his vertical passing range, he’d become an even better player. Just a reminder that the guy is 19 years old. There is absolutely no way Real Madrid would even be thinking about parting ways with him.

The problem is, for him to improve as a footballer, he has to play more, but he isn’t. It’s not like the holy trinity of midfield has anything to do with that. Yes, they’re playing really, really well, especially for their age, but that same reason is why Camavinga should play more. Modric is currently 37 years old, and is playing almost every single game. Why? Does Ancelotti not trust Camavinga to do the job even though he’s mostly been good every time he plays? If not, then why was he bought in the first place?

We need to realise the kind of player Camavinga is and while it is true that Ancelotti can’t really play him in every single game, giving him enough game-time to improve would also help one of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos and is definitely a deal that works both ways.

Real Madrid are definitely serious about him, though. They recognise that he’s a huge talent and will be the future of Real Madrid’s midfield. The man’s going nowhere, and I’m certain Real Madrid will make sure of that.