With his display in the Clasico against Barcelona on Sunday, Vinicius bounced back from criticism and even forced Ronald Koeman to replace Oscar Mingueza, who struggled to contain the Brazilian forward in the first half.
Vinicius produced a superlative performance at the Camp Nou and shined for his dribbling skills, as well as his pass to Rodrygo in the build-up for David Alaba’s opener.
The Brazil international had to go through continuous disrespect with people making memes, or even songs, to mock the youngster. However, Vinicius never lost his confidence in himself and has forced his critics to remain silent.
Decisive in El Clasico
Every time Vinicius received the ball, there was a silence at the Camp Nou due to a combination of fear and respect for the damage he was capable of causing.
There are no longer doubts about him. Real Madrid bet heavily on the Brazilian winger when he was struggling to deliver on the pitch. Following the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, Vinicius has become a reference for the team and one of the most in-form players in Europe.
The Clasico was presented as a duel between Ansu Fati and Vinicius and the latter came out victorious in this battle between the two youngsters.
Real Madrid’s strong back line
Ancelotti saw the best defensive duo of the last decade leave Real Madrid, but he was not nervous as he knew that Eder Militao and Alaba would gel in defence.
Meanwhile, Lucas Vazquez stood out with his performance at right-back, while the midfield trident of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos were also key to the victory.