SAO PAULO – Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid attacker, rejected the possibility of leaving on loan to another club and stated in an interview with the TNT Sports Brasil channel that he wants to stay at the white club “forever” and that he continues to think about getting the Ballon d’Or in the future.
The winger also spoke for the first time about the controversy in which he became embroiled after Frenchman Karim Benzema allegedly advised compatriot Ferland Mendy not to pass the ball to the Brazilian during the Champions League match against German Borussia Mönchengladbach.
“My relationship with Benzema did not change and will never change. He does everything for me to help me. Outside they do not know what really happened, what really spoke,” said the soccer player raised at Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.
“At Real Madrid the pressure is very great and the least that comes from within causes a lot of repercussion outside,” he completed.
Vinicius was “happy” with the last results of the team and, to the criticism about his lower incidence in the attack, he replied that he is in the process of maturing, trying to “choose the correct plays”.
He also said he felt the lack of support from the fans, absent due to the coronavirus pandemic and that, according to him, “it pushed him to risk more.”
However, he assured that he has “one hundred percent” confidence “in Real Madrid, in all the players and in the president,” Florentino Pérez, who “always” gives him the “greatest strength in the world”.
“He always says that he is my biggest fan after my family. I am happy and content with that,” he said.
Asked about the possibility of leaving the merengue team on loan, as did, for example, the Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, heading to English Arsenal, Vinicius rejected the hypothesis.
“I am always focused on wanting to stay at Real Madrid, on being with the best players and learning from them. I am 20 years old and it seems that I have been playing for a long time, but I am at the beginning of my career,” he said.
“I want to stay at Real Madrid forever, always building my history and helping the team to score goals and give more assists,” he added.
Regarding his dispute with Eden Hazard for the left winger position, the Brazilian claimed to have a good relationship with the Belgian, whom he defined as “a good person, always happy and a great fan of Brazil.”
“I am happy to achieve the dream of being able to play alongside Hazard, whom I accompanied as a child on television,” he said.
On the next Champions League game against Italian Atalanta, for the first leg of the round of 16, the Brazilian international expressed his desire to take Madrid “to the final”.