Cafu tips Vinicius Junior for greatness

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 17: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid looks on from the bench prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Girona FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 17, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 17: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid looks on from the bench prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Girona FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 17, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

The legendary Brazilian defender believes the Real Madrid youngster has what it takes to make history with the Spanish club.

Vinicius Junior signed for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid when he was just 16 years old.

But when he turned 18, he completed his £38 million moves, and after some games with the B squad, his finding his way into the first team without any problem.

And this is why legendary Brazilian full-back Cafu has tipped the teenager to do great things with Los Blancos.

“What Vinicius is doing is not a surprise to me, as we knew about his potential,” Cafu was quoted by The Daily Mail.

“He is not Cristiano Ronaldo and there is still a lot of difference between the two, as Cristiano made history at Real Madrid and Portugal.”

“Vinicius, however, has what it takes to create make history at Real Madrid,” Cafu added.

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Vinicius started his youth career with the Brazilian Flamengo youth system in 2005.

“He has to be focused on football, have commitment and ambition,” Cafu warned the youngster.

“Great players always have to demonstrate something else and can’t lose focus.”

Vinicius has played in the last nine matches for Real Madrid, each one of them playing better and better.

“He’s responsible, as Brazilian players are accustomed to wanting to assume that kind of responsibility and particularly in clubs as big as Real Madrid,” Cafu concluded.

The Brazilian forward is also making his way into the national team, having already been called to the U15, U17, and U20 squads.

He has yet to be called to the senior team, but his good performances mean that will come soon.

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