Wow! Look at how the tables have turned for Vinicius Jr at Real Madrid. From being labelled as a talent with no end product to now scoring four goals in four games in La Liga. The Brazilian has turned into a fan favourite at the club and his recent celebration against Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu summed it up perfectly when he ran into the stands.
Vinicius has always shown a tremendous amount of potential since he signed in 2018. But this season, it finally looks like his potential is coming of age with his output in the final third increasing significantly.
Vinicius’ rapid improvement has been credited to Carlo Ancelotti but there’s more than what meets the eye in the case of the Brazilian rampant form. Let’s look at some of the key reasons that have helped Vinicius Jr with his performances so far this season.
CARLO ANCELOTTI DESERVES CREDIT
Carlo Ancelotti deserves a heap of praise for Vini’s recent rise in form. The Italian is known to be a fantastic man-to-man manager and his individual work with the 21-year-old is paying off. Carlo during his presentation press conference mentioned how he wants to build an attacking system while also demanding more from other forwards, excluding Karim Benzema.
Ancelotti mentioned Vinicius Jr as one of the forwards who could help in addressing the goal-scoring issues as he saw through the Brazilian’s potential in front of goal. The confidence and faith have paid off so far, with Vini scoring four goals in four games for Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old seems far more composed and mature in front of goal than ever before which has been a key reason behind his recent success. Ancelotti’s advice of fewer touches in the opposition box has helped Vinicius’ decision making in the final third.
According to the manager, the Brazilian international is still the same player who is now more “colder” in front of the goal, via AS.