The 20-year-old Real Madrid star was admired by Brazil manager Tite after inclusion in the national team squad ahead of international duty.
Brazil head coach Tite regards Vinicius Junior as an “extraordinary” player after the Real Madrid pacer returned for international duty. Evidently, the Selecao boss compared the youngster to supercars in terms of his abilities on the field.
Unfortunately, Vinicius did not make it to the national team for this month’s CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
However, the 20-year-old will get his chance to represent his country along with Madrid teammate Rodrygo.
Thanks to Tite, the less experienced members in the Brazil roster get golden opportunities to display their talent.
While speaking about the former Flamengo star’s selection, Tite made some unique comments. Nevertheless, Brazil will face Venezuela and Uruguay in the next month.
“He is a player of openness, breadth, edge, outside [and] one on one [skills],” the 59-year-old stated. “He has extraordinary physical virtues.
“If a normal car has five gears, he has six or seven! The torque, the acceleration, the one against one – [it] is impressive.”
Furthermore, Barcelona man Arthur switched for Bruno Guimaraes. Whereas, Felipe replaced Eder Militao following Rodrigo Caio’s fix spot.
In addition, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus will play after injury woes. They will switch for Santos and Matheus Cunha, respectively.
“For the young players it’s a matter of process, of maturity in their clubs,” Tite added. “[Their selection depends on] the best moment, the degree of confidence they have. For this reason, I’ll sometimes use Vinicius, Rodrygo, or Bruno Guimaraes”
Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras);
Alex Telles (Manchester United), Danilo (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo), Thiago Silva (Chelsea);
Arthur (Juventus), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona);
Everton (Benfica), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid).