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Eduardo Camavinga on winning the Champions League: “It’s a childhood dream come true.”

Speaking to Canal+ after Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final, Eduardo Camavinga was thrilled with the victory.

“It’s a crazy thing, it’s a childhood dream come true. Touching the cup, and experiencing matches like that, it’s crazy… That’s why I came here.

“From the moment we come here, we know that we are in the best club in the world, we only play big matches. I am very happy to have played in the final and to have won it.”

Camavinga, aged 19 years and 199 days old, became the youngest player to appear in a Champions League final since Frenchman Kingsley Coman for Juventus against Barcelona in 2015 (18 years, 358 days).

The former Rennes midfielder believes he has improved as a player after his first season with the Spanish club.

“It’s been an incredible season, an extraordinary accomplishment, very positive,” he said in quotes picked up by Marca.

“I’ve learned a lot in this first year from the players here, from my coaches too, so I think I’m a better player than I was a year ago.

“The first thing to remember is this victory, the work of the team and [only] after that, whether I’ve played more or less is important.”

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