Vinicius Junior has not just established himself at Real Madrid. The white parish pointed out to him as the future of the entity after his arrival in Chamartín due to the impudence and personality that that 18-year-old boy showed in a soulless Madrid, but over the years it has not been known to establish and little by little is losing the complicity of meringues fans.
In the last five league games of the Whites, Vinicius has only participated in 20 minutes, while the rest saw it either from the bench or from the stands. I is that the Brazilian, although he has started in some important games, does not manage to have continuity and his lack of success has condemned him to a more secondary role.
The return of Hazard has relegated the Rio de Janeiro winger to the bench, but before the recovery of the Belgian star, Zidane was already betting on an attacking trident formed by Lucas Vázquez, Benzema and Marco Asensio, leaving Vinicius waited to be able to prove his worth in the second part.
According to the newspaper As, the Brazilian winger would have lost the confidence of Zinedin Zidane last August. Always according to the same newspaper, in the previous round of 16 of the Champions League last season, Vinicius had hopes of being a starter in the key match of the tie against Manchester City of Pep Guardiola before the lack of rhythm of Eden Hazard due to his physical problems.
When Zidane, a few hours after Felix Brych whistled the start of the game, announced the eleven chosen to the squad, Vinicius took a jug of cold water when he saw that the Belgian was the starter and He started checking his mobile phone while the Marseille coach continued giving the usual talk before the game.
A gesture that, although Zidane did not recriminate the Brazilian footballer, condemned Vinicius in the eyes of the French coach, who lost all confidence in the young forward. There is nothing irrecoverable, but, to this day, Vinicius will need to work very hard to regain the approval of the Franco-Algerian.