When one is born in a refugee camp, travel thousands of kilometers with their family to escape the war, it grows in another country and one of the first memories of childhood is to see their house wrapped in flame, you might think that almost anything It lacks important, even signing for Real Madrid. That is why, and despite the sleep fulfilled with white, the landing of Eduardo Camavinga (Miconge, 2002) in Valdebebas has not changed the day by day of the young French footballer. A summary that is based on an action above all the others: laugh.
Eduardo was born in a refugee camp in the town of Miconge, in the province of Cabinda, where his parents, Celestino and Sofia, had come, with her pregnant, to escape from the Congo. Miconge borders with the Congo to the north and east. To the south, with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And west, with the Atlantic. A triangle with a smell of polvorin.
With two years, the family dared to cross Africa with the baby and its five brothers, finishing his journey in the location Gala de Lille to settle definitively in the Fougères area, 50 kilometers from Rennes. The French Brittany became the football courtyard of Camavinga. The ball came to him by express desire for her mother, whom she did not like that the child showed so much interest in the judo and broke some furniture from home learning to give some blow. The ball sat better. At age seven he began playing at the Drapeau de Fougères, the team of the area, and at eleven the Stade Rennes insisted the parents of him to join the Academy of Him.
A story that has not done more than starting for its insulting youth, but it is important to know to understand a character that has surprised the technicians, footballers and employees of the white assembly during their first two weeks in Valdebebas. "It's all the time smiling," summary in the sports city, where so many young people have suffered the pressure of one of the most important clubs in the world. No Camavinga, "a player with DNA Real Madrid." Alaba, with which he talks in perfect English, and Benzema are the godparents of him. "Karim is an idol for young people in our country," Camavinga admitted.
In three games, he has scored a goal, he has given an assistance and has been vital at the Valencia's comeback in Mestalla. He does not weigh the shield, nor on his head or at feet. "He has everything to play in Madrid," Ancelotti recognized. "He is very young, but he has no pressure." Italian also mentioned his attitude out of the field: "He is very happy, he talks to everyone and is trying to learn Spanish. It is the freshness of youth, "the Italian joked, whom Camavinga has in love with that obsession of the Lattish technical body to adapt to modern football.
Carletto wants talent players, but also with physical. Vinicius, Valverde or Alaba are good examples. Also Camavinga, which tonight could be title for the first time in the Bernabéu. "It would not be something that can be pressed. He would continue smiling, "add sources close to the template. He will arrive at the Bernabéu watching some video on the iPad of him, a Stade Rennes game or chatting with a partner. Inside the field, yes, that smile becomes ambition, in mentality and in rise, whether it is in the position it is. "This I have also spoken with him. He has always played as a pivot but he can play in any position of the medium. He is young, fast, has quality and a powerful physicist, he is a modern, very complete midfielder, "Bencelotti praised.Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 06:47