Real Madrid whizz-kid, Vinicius Junior, has recently admitted that he found it difficult to perform as a right-winger, insisting he is quickly adapting to a new role
The super-talented Brazilian forward enjoyed a decent breakthrough season with the Madrid giants, contributing seven goals and 13 assists across all competitions last term.
However, he has been struggling for regular first-team action since Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club back in March.
Often utilized out of his preferred position – a left-winger, Vinicius has failed to provide a desirable attacking output under the French manager, who is keen to transform the youngster into a right-winger.
The teenager seems to have been struggling to handle the pressure lately, which ultimately saw him register only one La Liga start this campaign.
The 19-year-old is, nonetheless, eager to prove his worth to Zidane, who he urged to start deploying him on the left-wing more frequently.
“At every club, the right-footed players like to play on the left, like Hazard does,” he said, as reported by Marca.
“It’s the same here. Each player has their own characteristics, and it’s the coach that decides.
“It’s always really difficult to begin with, but I’m adapting well in my new position.
A felicidade de quem está realizando o sonho de criança… Que orgulho 😍🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/bveW56mq1q— Vinicius Jr ⚡️ (@viniciusjr) September 3, 2019
“I’m training and asking Zidane [about it], who is putting me there.
“Left or right, having the chance to play on both wings helps me at Real Madrid and in the [Brazilian] national team.”
The former Flamengo starlet is expected to make his senior debut for Brazil after being handed his inaugural call-up by Tite for the upcoming clashes with Colombia and Peru.