Vinicius Junior happy with Real Madrid role: ‘I am playing more and more’

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Vinicius Junior

Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior has revealed he is happy with his role at Real Madrid this season. The teenager was signed for €45m in January 2018 and then completed a move to the Spanish giants last summer.

While he started at Real Madrid’s reserve team, the young forward has been involved in 10 LaLiga games, though only four as a starter. Asked if he considers himself as a first team regular, Vinicius said: “No, I just arrived not long ago. I am playing more and I’m happy. I want Real Madrid to win and whoever is the best player will play.”

Vinicius was also asked about his relationship with Santiago Solari: “The coach tells me to show personality and to play well. He’s told me that ever since I arrived. The group helps me a lot and I’m content.”

Madrid sit in third place on the table and are ten points behind FC Barcelona. The club now won three consecutive games and are in good form. “We’ve started 2019 very well,” Vinicius said. “We played well once again and now we’re getting players like [Gareth] Bale and [Marco] Asensio back. The group is getting better and we’ll keep trying to win every game and to go into the Champions League in the best possible form.”

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