Vinicius: “There’s lots of time for me to grow into a great player.”

Vinicius admitted that he is happy with the strides he is making and expressed his gratitude for the faith shown in him by head coach Carlo Ancelotti after Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

“I’m still 21, there’s lots of time for me to grow into a great player,” Vinicius told Movistar+.

“But I’m working hard so that even if sometimes things don’t come off for me, other moments will. I’ve scored seven times this season – better than the last season – and that’s important.

“I love playing in pressure matches, that’s natural to me. But the trust and confidence this coach has shown in me is important, too.”

The Brazilian scored a brace and assisted his compatriot Rodrygo in a 14-minute spell in Madrid’s convincing win in Kiev.

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