Eduardo Camavinga’s World Cup final performance will give Carlo Ancelotti food for thought

Eduardo Camavinga didn’t play as much as he liked in Qatar, but he can say that he has played in a World Cup final for his nation.

The 20-year-old made just two appearances for France at the tournament, with only one of those being from the start (against Tunisia). However, he was a second half substitute in Sunday’s final against Argentina, which Les Bleus lost on penalties.

Eyebrows were raised when Camavinga was brought on against La Albiceleste at left back, replacing Theo Hernandez. The Real Madrid star played in the position against Tunisia, and struggled as the African side won 1-0.

However, no such struggles were evident on Sunday. Coming on at 2-0 down, he put in an impressive performance as he helped his nation force extra time, and then penalties. Even despite the loss, Camavinga can hold his head high for what he put into the game.

His club manager Carlo Ancelotti will have taken stock of his performance too, which could lead to more opportunities in the first team at Real Madrid. Camavinga is behind the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and international teammate Aurelien Tchouameni in the midfield pecking order, so a switch to left back could present more opportunities, as per AS.

Ferland Mendy is currently first choice in the position, but the club are said to be unconvinced with the Frenchman, which could allow for Camavinga to step in and prove his worth to Los Blancos.

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