Vinicius Junior managed to come off the bench to score an equaliser for Real Madrid in a highly competitive match against Real Sociedad which ended 1-1. The Brazilian made his 100th appearance for Real Madrid and marked the occasion by scoring a very important goal.
The player spoke to Madrid’s official website regarding the achievement, and here is what he had to say:
“It’s a big achievement to play 100 games in these colours. I’m delighted and this is a very special day for me. I’ve told my family that it’s been really exciting to make 100 appearances and to give everything for this shirt, which we love so dearly”.
“In the first half, we played really well, but we gave them a bit of space in the second half and they punished us for it. We’re disappointed we didn’t get the win we needed. We’d aimed to win all five games before the derby, but we got a draw in the last one. We have to continue on in this vein if we want to win things this season”.
It’s easy to look past the fact that Vinicius Junior is only 20 years old, and the fact that he has already made 100 appearances for the club feels strange to accept since we haven’t seen him as consistently as a player who has started 100 matches would be.
However, the youngster no doubt has some special talents that we are seeing in flashes right now. The main challenge for the Brazilian winger will be to ensure consistency in his future, and should he succeed in doing so, he will no doubt be an unstoppable force out on the flanks.