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Presentación de Camavinga como nuevo jugador del Real Madrid

Camavinga: "It's been a dream of mine since I was a child to join Real Madrid"

NEWS | 08/09/2021 | Rodrigo Salamanca

"I will have to prove that I'm ready and i'll work hard to play", added the French player.
After being unveiled as a new Real Madrid player, Eduardo Camavinga spoke to the media for the first time in an online press conference. The French midfielder said: "I'm very happy to be here. I've dreamt of joining Real Madrid since I was a child. I'm going to try to give everything for this club and for my family.

I've been happy from the moment I found out I was going to be a Real Madrid player. I'm very proud to be here with my family after everything we've been through".

"I'm here to learn and have to prove that I'm ready. I will work hard and try to enjoy some playing time".

"I had to escape the war. Whenever I play, I do it for my family and all those troubles have made me stronger".

Why Real Madrid?
"The first factor is not the money, it's the joy of fulfilling a dream I've had since I was a child to sign for Madrid. I didn't think twice about coming here and I'm very happy. My family and I thought about what we could do in the future. We really thought it through"..

"I get asked this question a lot. I really like to play in front of the defence. I must also adapt to every style of play and the position that the coach asks me to play. I will give everything in whatever position I play. It's not that I resemble any one player. I like to play football. I don't know if it's more important to play as a defensive midfielder or further up the pitch. I like to play in midfield".

First memories of Real Madrid
"The Champions League, Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo and all the other great players who have played here".

One of the best days of his life
"I want to play as many minutes as I can get. I'm very happy and perhaps it's one of the best days of my life, just like when I was called up for France".

I want to soak up my teammates' experience, they've been playing at the highest level.

"I'm a young player and we'll see if I need time to adapt, but I feel ready".
Interest from Real Madrid
"When I was 16 I never had any calls because I was only playing football. I know that Real Madrid were interested in me. My parents take care of all those things".
Development and teammates
"I'm going to look to play and get involved in the group as soon as possible. That's the best way I can develop as a player. If I'm called up, the French national team will come as a matter of course. Competition motivates me. I want to soak up my teammates' experience, they've been playing at the highest level".

"Benzema is an idol for all French people and he's very good with the youngsters. You can see how he is with Vini Jr, he's always by his side. I speak a bit of Spanish".
"The team has a lot of quality, but I think I can bring my technique and aggressiveness. Those two qualities are what I can bring".
Ready to play
"The coach will decide, but I'm ready to play".
His signing
"I'm not in charge of transfers. I focus on playing football and I've spoken to Madrid during the last few weeks. It all cmae about in the final days of the transfer window. It's a secret how it's done".

Camavinga was accompanied at the press conference by Emilio Butragueño, the club's Director of Institutional Relations, who added: "A great challenge starts today and you will be joined by our fans who will help you and share this exciting journey that you are starting today. Welcome to Real Madrid, Eduardo".