Tthere was something extraordinary here Cristiano Ronaldo– a question about the performance of Vinicius Jr. against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the striker scoring two key goals in a vital match and Real Madrid reaping the fruits of the patience they showed in Brazil.
Vinicius by no means is the article finished, but the fact that Los Blancos could rely on a player who could produce in an important game against a team with perhaps a better team on paper was a return to the beginning Zinedine Zidane years.
Although there are doubts about Brazil’s development, since he arrived in the Spanish capital and when he was given the first time in the senior team Santiago Solari.
The Argentine coach, although few will remember his time at the helm, managed to briefly give the Brazilian incredible confidence.
It is worth remembering this before his injury Ajax in the defeat of the Champions League 2019, Vinicius Jr he was supposed to play Brazil for the Copa America that summer.
Florentino Perez was so outraged in his attempts to sign Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain, that the president of Los Merengues swore he would never again allow the club to be in such a weak negotiating position.
A policy of transferring the signatures of South American stars was undertaken before their value exploded, so we saw both Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes arrive at the club for fees that were far greater than their current value they deserved.
It was in a way Perez buying potential in hopes of securing the next one Neymar early, though fighting Vinicius Jr in the Spanish capital, they forced people to reconsider that approach.
However, Tuesday may have opened a new chapter in Real Madrid Vinicius Jr. career, as he doubled the sum in the Champions League in one knockout match.
It would be easy Real Madrid to borrow Vinicius Jr., especially after Eden Hazard was signed, and was equally ruthless with the other players who shone under Solari’s supervision, most notably Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Reguilon.
Still, the Brazilian was still given a chance, and that patience now brings dividends as the Spanish champions can realistically start thinking about the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.