|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Real Madrid|
2019 02 06 Retrieve
[Next up for Vinicius is his first Clasico] It does not scare me, I play in Madrid, in the best team in the world, I do not fear anything. I play where the coach believes is better, I will do everything to help, on the right, the left or in the middle, I will continue working to win with Madrid.
We have returned better in 2019. It is our best moment since the beginning of the season.
2019 05 23 Retrieve
[Vinicius Junior says I had a great year despite Real Madrid’s struggles] It was a great season for me. I started at Castilla, but I knew that could happen and that’s how it was. Then I went to the first team, I started playing and I learned a lot
It was a shame that we did not do well in any of the three competitions, but the team had won three Champions Leagues in a row. Unfortunately, it can happen.
We all hope things will go better next season. I’m sure we will win again. We have to rest, but I’m ready to start all over again.
2019 10 12 Retrieve
[Vinicius talks about his life at Real Madrid] Marcelo always gives me advice about what I should be doing, on and off the pitch. He’s always joking around with me and life’s always good when he’s around. I feel as if I’ve got a special bond with Karim Benzema and I learn things from him. He talks to me before games and tells me what I have to do for the good of the team
[He talks about the relationship he has with the Madrid faithful] It’s really good to have that connection and bond with the fans. They know that I can go on to be one of the best players at Madrid, that I’m young and that I’m really happy. I see the Vinicius Jr of the future being at Real Madrid. I always have to thank God and my family. My family means everything to me and when they’re happy, so am I. I think that I manage to pass on my infectious personality to everyone around me and that’s why they love me so much
2019 12 12 Retrieve
[Vinicius says My game isn’t about goals, but Sterling also had problems at Man City] I don’t play to score. I play to help the team. Sterling at City also had trouble scoring goals. I left Brazil very early and I’m working hard to do great things.
[Vinicius’ countryman Rodrygo Goes scored, as Vinicius himself did, in Madrid’s 3-1 win at Club Brugge on Wednesday night] We’re friends. I’m happy because he is doing things very well
[Madrid will face Barcelona in El Clasico next week, with their security not guaranteed] We’re not thinking about that [the security problems]. We have our minds set on Valencia. We’re all calm in the dressing room
2020 03 21 Retrieve
[Real Madrid’s French goalscorer has taken Vinicius Jr under his wing at the Bernabeu] Karim Benzema [has helped me most], without a shadow of a doubt. He has helped me since day one, advising me on how to make the best decisions, and whenever we play together he tells me to remain calm and focused
2020 05 23 Retrieve
[Vinicius Junior said Real Madrid want to win La Liga as a way to give back to the club’s fans following the coronavirus pandemic] I’ve watched the games again and I think so. I think we were better than them in more aspects. We’ve had very good games until now and we have to recover our best form. We’re really hungry to come back, to win, and we want to win this league title for our fans. People have suffered a lot and we want to give Real Madrid fans something to cheer about in this situation. We know that winning the league isn’t going to be a solution for big tragedies, but it would be something to smile about, something to be happy about
The result against [Real] Betis [2-1 loss was a great shame. Now, we have a mission we can’t fail. We can’t fail and we’re not going to fail. We may have only returned [to training] 11 days ago, but everyone’s rhythm looks good. We’ve still got lots of group work to do because we can’t do it yet, but all my team-mates are very strong and very well. There’s still quite a bit of work left to do, but we’re feeling good
If the Champions League returns, it will be great news not only for football, but for the world. Being able to play games in other countries will be a very positive sign because we’ll be closer to normality. The result of the first leg [against Manchester City] was bad, but we’re Real Madrid. Our obligation is to prepare ourselves well and, if this game comes, when everything is over, every Real Madrid fan can say: they gave everything, we’re proud
2020 06 25 Retrieve
[Vinicius savours chance to play with Hazard at Real Madrid] I am very happy with today’s match. We have worked a lot at home to get to our best version. As for me, I think I’m the same as before the break, but it’s true that I worked a lot at home to be physically well. This is like a World Cup with few games and we have to be focused from the beginning. I always try to improve in all aspects. The coaching staff always helps me a lot to improve and I want to continue evolving at Real Madrid. Hazard is easy to play [with] because he is a great player and today was the first time that [Zinedine] Zidane has brought us together. It went very well
[Vinicius said it was important for the whole squad to be ready when called upon by head coach Zidane] We are all ready to enter the field when Zidane decides and we will do our best. We have the best players on the field. We are going to do our best to win the remaining seven finals. We have won four and we are going for the league