Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior is already impacted by the arrival of Kylian Mbappé


By: Manu Tournoux

Having talents is good, optimizing them is better. While the arrival of Kylian Mbappé next year will create a new dynamic within Real Madrid, the current season is going perfectly. Leader of La Liga and quarter-finalist of the Champions League, the Madrid club is in good momentum. At the forefront of this very interesting exercise, we find Vinicius Junior who once again confirms that he has established himself as a world reference in his position.

At only 23 years old, the winger born in São Gonçalo is delivering his third full season in a row and has 18 goals and 8 freebies in 28 games this season. Impressive figures for the former Flamengo player whose impact within Real Madrid's offensive team has continued to grow over the months. The arrival of Kylian Mbappé will obviously cause a new distribution of roles within the Merengue team. The impact that this will cause is already being felt.

Vinicius Junior more in a goal situation

Author of 22 goals during the 2021/2022 season and 23 goals during the 2022/2023 financial year, Vinicius Junior is proving increasingly decisive, he who must score six goals by the end of the season to obtain his best career record with 9 La Liga matches remaining and between 2 and 5 Champions League matches. Solid figures as highlighted A.S. and which reflect the transformation of Vinicius Junior from a pure left winger to a complete attacker.

The 4-4-2 diamond used by Carlo Ancelotti since the start of the selection allowed him to move closer to the center and broaden his range. A new string to his bow which could allow Vinicius Junior and Kylian Mbappé to easily swap during a match and offer more unpredictability to Real Madrid. Now hitting every 35 minutes (compared to 45 and 50 the last two seasons) and scoring every 57 minutes (68 and 50 the last two seasons), Vinicius Junior was able to gain more weight in the decisive aspect of Real Madrid while maintaining his level and statistics in terms of dribbling. The imminent arrival of Kylian Mbappé seems to have pushed Vinicius Junior to become even more complete.

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