‘We are delighted with him’: Vinicius Junior is loved by Real Madrid team-mates, says Santiago Solari after brilliant display in Alaves victory
Real Madrid‘s players love having Vinicius Junior in their side, according to Santiago Solari.
The Brazilian wonderkid was key to Real’s victory against Alaves on Sunday evening as they ran out 3-0 winners, putting them just two points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Vinicius scored his first La Liga goal and had a role in Karim Benzema’s opener, and Solari hailed him after the match.
Real Madrid’s players love having Vinicius Junior in the side, according to Santiago Solari
The Brazilian wonderkid hit the second goal on Sunday evening as Real beat Alaves 3-0
‘He has done a great match, Vinicius, and was applauded from the [Santiago] Bernabeu,’ Solari said.
‘He is responding very well when he plays and in training.
‘We are delighted with his arrival and his performances, and he always has the support of the mature players in the squad, who take care of him, love him and they advise him.’
Vinicius scored the second before Mariano Diaz’s sealed the win in added time.
The 18-year-old also insisted he was playing with no fear after his display against Alaves
The 18-year-old insisted he was playing with no fear after the match.
‘It does not scare me, I play in Madrid, in the best team in the world, I do not fear anything,’ Vinicius said.
‘I play where the coach believes is better, I will do everything to help, on the right, the left or in the middle, I will continue working to win with Madrid.
‘We have returned better in 2019. It is our best moment since the beginning of the season and we will continue to work like this to continue on this path until the end of the season.’