Real Madrid The Brazilian, third youngest debutant
Life has changed for Vinicius with the arrival of Solari. In Plzen the young Brazilian took another step in his new role at Real Madrid.
Julen Lopetegui didn’t use him but now he’s an important player for Solari.
The new coach has already played him for 135 minutes in three games, compared to the 12 he played under Lopetegui.
He came on in the 62nd minute for Karim Benzema and, in short, took only five minutes of his 28 to effect play, starring in the lead up to Toni Kroos‘ goal.
Flashes of brilliance left one with the feeling that here is a new player who, with the confidence of the new coach, can be someone really special.
Vinicius has participated in all the games of the ‘Solari era.’
His role is different and he has fully entered the dynamics of the first team, after some strange first months in which he was focused on Castilla, precisely, with Solari on the bench.
Now the change to the senior set up has given him new impetus in the first team.
Against Plzen it was also a special match for the young Brazilian because he debuted in Europe, the third youngest player to debut for Real in the Champions League, tied with Iker Casillas, who also did so at 18 years and 118 days (on September 15, 1999 against Olympiacos).
Only Jose Rodriguez, at 17 years and 354 days and Raul, at 18 years and 78 days, debuted quicker than Vinicius.