Vinicius Junior opens up on his relationship with Benzema, his favourite Real Madrid goal
Vinicius Junior discusses his relationship with Karim Benzema, revealing his favourite goal for Real Madrid, and his future aspirations.
At Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr. has quickly risen to prominence and formed an impressive connection with Benzema. The Brazilian has talked about their relationship and how Vinicius’ ingenuity alongside him helped the Frenchman win the Ballon d’Or.
Speaking to GOAL as he was announced as Pepsi’s newest ambassador, Vinicius revealed his favourite aspect of his relationship with Benzema, saying:
“I think everything. Karim teaches me a lot every day and I do everything so that he can score a lot of goals like last season. He is a person who has helped me a lot and I try to help him a lot on the pitch. After playing with Cristiano [Ronaldo] for so long, being the star of the team is very important for him and I am happy to be able to help him.”
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“For sure it’s my favourite goal and the most important one,” he said about the effort that ultimately won his side the trophy. “It’s the goal I dreamed about so much. Scoring in the Champions League final was very nice but I don’t want to stop here, I want to keep doing many things and keep making history in the biggest club in the world.”
When asked where he sees himself in five years’ time, Vinicius said: “At Madrid. I’m sure I can continue playing here for a long time. Both myself and the rest of the young players who are with us now: [Eduardo] Camavinga, Rodrygo, Fede [Valverde], [Aurelien] Tchouameni, [Eder] Militao…we have a very good squad now and in three/four years’ time it will be much better.”
The Brazilian will be hoping to add to what has been a stellar year already when he heads to the World Cup with his fellow countrymen.
Brazil are one of the favourites for the tournament and Vinicius‘ link-up with Neymar may be vital in them achieving greatness in Qatar. However, Vinicius must stay focused on club duties for now, with Madrid set to play Girona in their next La Liga outing on Sunday.