The Brazilian starlet became Los Blancos’ second-youngest scorer in the Champions League knockout stages to commemorate a stellar performance.
Vinicius Junior believes his performance against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg marked his “best moment” for Real Madrid.
Vinicius was the star of the show as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1. The young forward guided Toni Kroos’ exquisite defense-splitting pass into the net before powering an effort through Alisson Becker to complete his brace.
The former Flamengo man has received much criticism for showing a lack of efficiency in the final third of the pitch, but he has now silenced his doubters.
Only club legend Raul Gonzales (at 18 years and 253 days) found the back of the net in a Champions League knockout match at a younger age than Vinicius (20 years, 268 days) in Real Madrid’s history.
“People from outside speak. I always keep working,” he told after the match, via Goal.
“I had never scored a double with this shirt, I think it’s my best moment. I pointed to the crest because I work too much. I always dreamed of playing at Real Madrid.
“I always keep working. My team-mates encourage me to do so. They give me confidence.”
Real Madrid have a number of their key players missing through injuries, and the convincing victory against the champions of England will serve as a massive morale booster ahead of the clash with arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga this weekend.