- Mar 18, 2010
Of course it's an insult to Rooney. He was a fully fledged international starter and goalscorer at 17 and Camavinga is nowhere near that level. Unlike you I actually have watched Camavinga 10+ times this season, he runs around a lot and he has quick feet but he's still positionally extremely suspect and gets dragged around a lot chasing the ball and makes rash challenges and when he does get it he dwells on it and has a tendency to play hollywood balls to nowhere when given time and space. He's not getting in the French squad for a reason, because a team like France can't rely on a 17 year old in the center of the park. It's why he is so much better when Rennes play away, because in games where Rennes are given time and space his lack of maturity shows.Insult to Rooney are you mad? How many times have you watched Camavinga play in all seriousness? And Rooney hadn't scored for England yet at exactly the same age, Camavinga could've potentially made the squad at some point this summer if it wasn't for coronavirus so that argument is null.
The same thing happened with Renato Sanches at Bayern. Central midfield is a role that gets exponentially harder as the level you're playing at increased. it's part of the reason when he hasn't been a bit-part player in the EL he's not actually done all that well. Playing the anchoring role is an added layer of difficulty again.
Right now it's not just an insult to teenage Rooney, it's an insult to fecking Fred, who is a much better player right now than Camavinga and will be for a good couple of years yet.