Vinicius still gets nervous around Zidane

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 Brazilian youngster has revealed that he’s not the only one who gets nervous around the France national team and Real Madrid legend.

Zinedine Zidane is one of football’s greatest legends. The former French national team and Real Madrid footballer is now back to coaching at Los Blancos in the Spanish La Liga.

And his fame is known by everyone, which is why some of Los Merengues’ players still get around such a famous person.

“When a guy like that – who played at such a high level – is on the bench and says anything, you pay attention, don’t you?” Vinicius Junior was quoted by Goal.

“Sometimes we get a little nervous when we are going to speak to him. He does everything for you, so you only worry about playing football.”

“I’m relaxed because I know my opportunity is going to appear,” he added.

“I know that Zidane gives everyone their chance. Now we are preparing for next season.”

The Brazilian youngster says he wants to get to full health soon after getting injured in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Dutch Eredivisie Ajax.

LEGANES, SPAIN - APRIL 15: Marcelo Vieira of Real Madrid reacts after the 1-1 draw in the La Liga match between CD Leganes and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on April 15, 2019 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Marcelo admits Madrid is “damaged”

Los Blancos skipper was happy after his team defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in this weekend's Spanish La Liga fixture.

“When you come back from an injury, you are a little afraid,” he said.

“But I am preparing very well so that I can play the final matches of the season and, if possible, be called up by the national team.”

“I would be happy if that happens, and if it doesn’t I will support the Selecao like always,” the youngster concluded.

Including today’s match against Leganes, Real Madrid still has seven matches left in the 2018-2019 season.

Meanwhile, Brazil will host the 2019 Copa America and Vinicius Jr. hopes he can be fit to get called to the national squad.