SEVILLE, SPAIN - JANUARY 13: Vinicius Jr of Real Madrid CF reacts during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on January 13, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

The 18-year-old will feature today at Los Merengues attack, as the team takes on Leganes in the Copa del Rey tournament.

Real Madrid and Leganes will face off in the second leg of the Copa del Rey Round of 16 tonight.

And 18-year-old wonderkid Vinicius Jr. will feature in Los Blancos attack.

This is why former Spain international and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta has urged coach Santiago Solari to have faith in the youngster.

“He definitely brings something different to this Real Madrid team, they are playing with a player that is different,” Mendieta was quoted by Goal.

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“No-one does those runs, passes, and moves, takes on defenders or opponents like he does or the way he does at the moment.”

“That is why he has to play every game at the moment for Real Madrid. He is a key player,” he added.

“Lucas Vasquez is totally fit and Bale is totally fit. It is the decision for to the manager Solari who he thinks is the best player for each match.”

“If they’re all fit I think [Gareth] Bale would be the first choice but the way Vinicius is playing for Real Madrid he has to be in the team before anyone,” he commented.

“People mention Isco all the time, but if you’ve got this guy why play with Isco?”