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Vinicius Jr: I want to have a great career like Cristiano

Vinicius Jr: "Being the best player in LaLiga? Well, it's the people who say it. I'm always only focused on helping the club and giving the best version of myself."

Who do you like more: Mbappé or Haaland?

Vini: "Mbappé is a great player, but I would say both. I like both of them. They can mark an era like Messi, Cristiano or other Real Madrid players did."

If Mbappé and Haaland come, and Benzema is there, you... who do we remove?

Vini: "That already has to be left up to the coaches (laughs)."

"I hope Karim Benzema can win the Ballon d'Or."

"Karim is a great player, I love playing with him, he always helps me and I want to continue playing with him to have a great season. Now we are playing together a lot more, and we already know what the other one is going to do."

"Every player dreams of winning the Ballon d'Or one day, of course. I keep working, I have a lot of time in football to do many things, and to give the best version of myself, which is the most important."

How did you experience criticism and jokes when you missed big chances?

Vini: "I lived it as I live it now. Very calm, always focused. I don't believe I'm the best player now, nor did I think I was the worst before. I'm always in the line of improving myself."

"I never doubted myself. I have always believed that I'm going to do great things here, with this team, which has given me so much. The president, the players... everyone has taught me something to be here for a long time."

"My renewal? Every player want to play for Real Madrid for a long time. I'm lucky to have been here for three years and I want to be here for much more. I want to have a great career like Cristiano did, like Sergio did, like Marcelo is doing."

"Worried about having the lowest salary? No. I have the contract that I signed when I was 16. I have to keep working hard to play here. Many players would pay to be at Real Madrid. I'm calm, this is the best club and I want to be here for a long time."


"All the players want to make money, that's clear, but I'm focused on what I do on the pitch. My parents tell me: the important thing is to play football. I always want to be playing. How much I'm earning is important, but not the most important."

Were you close to join Barça?

Vini: "The two clubs looked for me and I decided to go to Real Madrid for the project and for what they did to me. I always loved Real Madrid, I always loved Cristiano Ronaldo and all the players. I chose well."

"I'm very happy for my start to the season. In the first half against Granada I wasn't well, but when I got to the dressing room they gave me the strength I needed to come back as I did in the second half. I want to continue like this."

"I never lower my head. I always want to keep fighting and help the team. In the dressing room they always give me the strength I need, but it's not a single player, or just the coach alone, it was everyone. They encouraged me to be at my best."

"Ancelotti key in my improvement? It's not just Ancelotti. All of them: Solari, Zidane and now Carlo. With him I have more confidence, more minutes, more time to do things well. Three years of training and having minutes has helped me a lot too."

"Now I'm 21 years old, before I was younger (laughs). I came from Brazil when I was 18, I had barely played for the first team and I came to Real Madrid, the best team in the world with great players. I have learned and I will continue to learn every day." [El Larguero]

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