Since he made it to Real Madrid from Flamengo, I’ve been talking about this guy. Very talented, always seeking offensive plays that can lead to goals and awesome skills! Only 18 years old, a broad smile and still shy at times and already consolidated in the main team of Real Madrid. Not only that but consolidated as the starter of the galactic. Vinicius Junior has plenty of reasons to celebrate as he has become the youngest player in the club’s history to start the season in 12 consecutive games, something that was interrupted last Sunday when he started on the bench in a 2-1 loss to Girona, for the Spanish Championship.
Real Madrid supporters only talk about him, as he hit covers of newspapers, headlines in sports sites, and popular in the main sports programs of Spanish television. By acts like the one mentioned above, among others, Vinicius Junior is increasingly in the graces of the Madrilenians. In the current season, in all, there were 24 games with the shirt of Real Madrid, three goals and 12 assists. One title: the FIFA Club World Cup. A performance that the Brazilian still does not seem to believe.
“I’m very glad to hear that.” Already set in the history of Madrid, the largest club in the world, with so little time from home, is very rewarding. And I just have to thank my teammates, the coaching staff and the club, because without them none of this would be possible – Vinicius said.
Throughout this period of 12 consecutive starts, Vinicius Junior was the only one of the squad who did not leave the team. All other players have been out of at least one match. The reserve in the loss to Girona was a coincidence with the defeat at home, something that disrupted the team in the fight for the Spanish title. The Real, third in the table, has 45 points, against 54 of the leader Barcelona:
– We came in a very good sequence in the league, making the difference in the table, but we ended up suffering this defeat at the Bernabeu. We lost second place and moved further away from the lead. But nothing is lost. Let’s fight to the end for that title.
If he is the youngest player to play for 12 consecutive games as Real Madrid starter, figures confirmed by the Spanish club, Vinicius Junior also carries another important brand, according to the website SoccerBible. The Brazilian would also have become the youngest athlete to have played by the Spanish team in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. In the 2-1 win over Ajax in the last 16, he entered the field with 18 years and 216 days of life.
I saw plenty of people saying that Mariano was the one to substitute Ronaldo. I’ve even heard that Bale would finally step up. Obviously, none of them were correct. Including Mr. Julen Lopetegui, who left the teenager playing for Real Madrid B while they were been trashed 5-1 against Barcelona. In my opinion, this was Lopeteguis’s worst mistake in his whole life.