Vinicius Junior Uses Raheem Sterling Comparison as He Brushes Off Scoring Concerns

?Vinícius Júnior had denied that plans to depart Real Madrid on loan despite his limited playing time, while also insisting that he is not concerned by his lack of goals for the club. 

The 19-year-old has been left out of the matchday squad on five occasions this season, making just 13 appearances in all competitions. 

Scoring just twice during that time, speculation has linked the Brazilian with a move away from the club to gain more game-time and regain his form, but Vínicíus was quick to quash those rumours after his side’s ?3-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday.

Vinicius Junior

When asked if he has thought about departing the Spanish capital, via Marca, he swiftly responded that he had: “I’ve never thought about leaving ?Real Madrid.

The forward registered a rare goal against the Belgian side and when questioned about whether he was concerned about his limited scoring contribution, the former Flamengo man strongly asserted that he was not, using Raheem Sterling as a comparison. 

I don’t play for that, I play to help the team. Sterling [for ?Manchester City] also had trouble scoring goals. I left Brazil very early and I’m working hard to do great things.”

Raheem Sterling

Also on the scoresheet during the game was Rodrygo who – despite only being 18 – has startlingly emerged as a first team regular for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season. 

It was the second time that the young Brazilian pair had started together in as many games and Vínicíus said he was delighted with his compatriot’s recent progress. 

We are friends and I am happy because he is doing things very well,” the forward revealed. 

Vinicius Junior

After a game against Valencia on Saturday, Los Blancos will take on Barcelona in the Clásíco and ?despite fresh safety concerns over the fixtureVínicíus stated that he was is not letting the uncertainty affect his preparation. 

When quizzed about potential security issues he said: “We don’t think about that. We have our head in Valencia. In the locker room we are calm.”


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