the stunning performance of Mohamed Camara

the stunning performance of Mohamed Camara
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This is a match that Mohamed Camara will remember for a long time. Recruited by AS Monaco from RB Salzburg about two weeks ago in exchange for a check for 15 million euros, the young 22-year-old midfielder had his first start in Ligue 1 this Sunday, against PSG (1 -1, 4th day of L1). And what a first! The Malian international (15 caps, 3 goals), voted man of the match by our editorial staffshone in the midfield, playing a major role in the quest for a draw on the lawn of the Parc des Princes.

Positioned in the midfield alongside an equally impressive Youssouf Fofana, Mohamed Camara was simply disgusted Renato Sanches and its partners in the French capital. Tireless on the meadow, he scratched many balls and won many duels, imposing a relentless physical challenge on Christophe Galtier’s players. Apart from a supersonic dribble from Kylian Mbappé, leading to the double post of PSG (45th), he has not much to blame himself for. Offensively, the native of Bamako also did a lot of good for his family, notably bringing this binder that hurt Paris.

Camara extinguished the Parisian environment

If he obtained well-placed free kicks (32nd), proof that he was present in front of the two surfaces, he especially tackled in the legs of Lionel Messi, which brought the first goal of this part signed Kevin Volland ( 20th). Facing one of the best players in history did not scare him at all, since he repeatedly hit the Argentinian a few times, as if to make him understand that he was the boss of this shock. Probably replaced by Jean Lucas at the dawn of the last quarter of an hour after collecting a yellow card (55th), Mohamed Camara made everyone agree.

Enough to make it clear that he is up to Monegasque expectations, he who arrived to replace a certain Aurélien Tchouameni, sold to Real Madrid. “He gave a very good performance. On our side, we are not surprised. Since his arrival, he has shown very good things. We saw it with his entry against Lens (1-4, the previous week, editor’s note), he is in continuity, and he had a very good match “confided his accomplice in the middle, Youssouf Fofana, in the mixed zone of the Parc des Princes.

The best is yet to come… to make people forget Tchouameni?

In a press conference, Philippe Clement obviously returned to the performance of Mohamed Camara, far from the top of his form, but also from the duo he forms with Youssouf Fofana. “It’s not easy for Mo, he’s been here for two weeks and hasn’t played a single minute during the preparation. Because of that, he’s not at his best physically at the moment, but he’s shown the qualities we’re looking for, playing forward. It is not easy to replace Aurélien (Tchouameni) in the right way, with the same style, but he has what it takes to play with Youssouf. A good duo is very important because it is the engine of a team. »

“It was my first start, against Paris which is a very good team. After losing 4-1 against Lens, we had to play a good game. A team is the supporters. We can’t play without them. We need them for 90 minutes. We are going to recover well together and approach Wednesday’s game well (against Troyeseditor’s note)”, preferred to admit Mohamed Camara, in all humility. There is no doubt that Philippe Clement will, at this rate, quickly install the Malian in his XI. Camara seems in any case on track to make people forget Tchouameni in Monaco.

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