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Real Madrid: Camavinga reveals Modric and Kroos role in his adaptation

Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric at Real Madrid
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The French midfielder has established his place in Real Madrid’s lineup a year after his move from Rennes.

Eduardo Camavinga has praised Luka Modric and Toni Kroos for their role in his quick adaptation at Real Madrid.

Following an incredible spell at Rennes, Camavinga arrived at Santiago Bernabeu last summer. 

The 21-year-old didn’t immediately become a starter for the Blancos. However, his quick adaptation in midfield made him a reliable substitute option for Carlo Ancelotti.

“My adaptation was easy and smooth,” Camavinga said. “My best friends inside the dressing room are French because of the language. But I get along with everyone.

A little bit more with Aurelien [Tchouameni], Rudiger, Benzema and Alaba. I like living in Madrid, the weather and the people.

“It’s an entire different world. I was also a popular player in Rennes, but it can’t be compared to this.

When I travel to other countries I still think people won’t recognize me, but they do because our games are watched around the whole world. It wasn’t a shock because I was already used to being popular, but it’s a different level for sure.”

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‘Ancelotti gives me so much confidence’

Camavinga has started three of Real Madrid’s six La Liga games so far this season. The Frenchman mentions the positive effect of playing alongside Modric and Kroos on his performances.

“I’ve learned a lot from Modric and Kroos,” he admitted. “First of all, the position where they play and the skills needed. But also what they do outside the field. Staying after practice, getting proper rest, those are things that I do now because they are good for me.

“He’s [Ancelotti] one of the best, because he’s been able to win different competitions in many countries. He talks to players a lot, also to the younger ones.

“When I got there he gave me some roles and explained what he wanted from me. No matter whether I’m starting or coming off the bench he always gives me so much confidence.”