Vinicius Junior has a propensity for being at the center of pivotal moments this season, with his most recent contribution being a late winner in Real Madrid‘s 2-1 victory over Sevilla on November 28. With the game tied at 1-1 in the last minutes, Vinicius went up and scored a sensational goal in the 87th minute to give Real Madrid the three points.
The 21-year-latest old’s strike adds to his excellent tally of goals this season, which includes strikes against Shakhtar Donetsk, Elche, and Levante, as he continues to demonstrate that he can score goals of any quality.
A New Hero has Emerged
Vinicius’ improvement in his game has been observed by Real Madrid fans, who recognized it in their most recent game against Sevilla by chanting his name and giving him a standing ovation as he was substituted in the second-half stoppage time.
Everyone saw his ability to stay focused throughout games this season and convert crucial chances against Sevilla. He was named man of the match for his heroics last night, in what was perhaps his best game for the club.
Vinicius only had two shots on target in the game, but he made the most of the most critical ones. His contributions have come at crucial times in both LaLiga Santander and the Champions League, with his most recent goal giving Real Madrid a four-point lead at the top.
The Evolution of Vinicius
To say the least, it’s incredible to see how much Vinicius has progressed from last season. Last season, his agility allowed him to create fantastic scoring opportunities for himself, but he consistently sent the ball high over the bar or wide of the mark.
Vinicius, on the other hand, has been able to get his efforts on target more frequently this season. He has nine goals from 21 shots on target in LaLiga Santander this season, averaging one goal every 119 minutes. This is a significant improvement over his six goals in 49 games the previous season.
Vinicius’ quality has never been in doubt, but his performances for Real Madrid in recent years have left fans and himself disappointed. Carlo Ancelotti has put all of his faith in the Brazilian since his arrival, and he is starting to show signs of improvement. It’s incredibly wonderful to see him in the thick of things and coming up with the goods.
Now that Vinicius has set the bar, he must maintain consistency and be at the center of a title push for Real Madrid, as well as guiding them to the Champions League’s knockout stages.