Vinicius Junior was the talk of European media following his incredible performance vs. Ajax in the Champions League.
He’s only 18 but the Brazilian phenom is quickly becoming Santiago Solari’s main man.
The attacking promise continued his brilliant form on Wednesday as he created Real Madrid’s opening goal against Ajax in superb fashion.
Vinicius starred for Real Madrid as they beat Ajax 2-1 in the first-leg of their last round of 16 tie.
Media across Europe were left stunned by his performance. From British to French publications.
Here’s a selection of the stories he garnered following his European outing for Real Madrid via Marca.
BBC (U.K): “Excellent work from Vinicius.”
L’Equipe (France): “Vinicius has been the most offensive and dangerous player for Real Madrid.”
Corriere della Sera (Italy): “He is the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid and is more powerful than Neymar.”
A Bola (Portugal): “Vinicius Junior is becoming one of the key figures for Real Madrid this season.”
De Telegraaf (The Netherlands): “Great performance by Vinicius. He left Mazraoui behind and his measured pass was perfect for Benzema.”
Under Julen Lopetegui’s reign, Vinicius was plying his trade for Real Madrid Castilla managed by Solari, who eventually took over Lopetegui following his sacking.
The Argentine immediately drafted in Vinicius upon being appointed as Real Madrid manager.
He’s since weighed in with an impressive nine assists in all competitions.
Is Vinicius the real deal? Let us know what you think.