5 Real Madrid players who can reach another level in 2022/23

Real Madrid, Fede Valverde (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Fede Valverde (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images) /

CM Eduardo Camavinga

Another young midfielder who is part of the future of Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga ran Manchester City and Chelsea off the pitch at the end of decisive second legs in the Champions League. Of course, the teenage sensation had such performances at an even younger age, dominating PSG for Rennes when he was just 16.

Camavinga is already a world-class midfielder, but everyone can always get better, especially players who are under the age of 21. We can see that Camavinga has the traits to be a great two-way player, both defensively and creatively in the attack. After all, he had the game-winning assist against Inter Milan in the Champions League group stages, with that clutch play necessitating a level of creative problem-solving that most young players do not have.

If Camavinga can get more comfortable with his back turned and improve his risk/reward assessments with passing in his own half, his ball security will take leaps. And if he can, like Fede, keep improving in the final third with his end product, we could see more highlight-reel plays like that assist against Inter or his spellbinding strike to change the game against Real Sociedad in LaLiga.

Camavinga has as much potential as any of Real Madrid’s sublime young talents, and we could see him take a big step in fulfilling some of that in 2022/23. Carlo Ancelotti fully trusts him now, so there should be more minutes for the Frenchman with the 2022 World Cup on the horizon.