Real Madrid supporters reacted to his performance by asking why he hasn’t been playing in the first team this season.
Los Blancos have struggled for goals – they set a record last month for the longest goal drought in the club’s history at 481 minutes – and there’s a chance that Vinicius would have helped them in that department.
But the former Flamengo player stepped up in front of interim boss Santiago Solari, doing his chances of more first team minutes no harm.
JOURNALIST TWEETS ABOUT VINICIUS
Real fans, who have had to deal with the club’s poor run of form, will be pleased about Vinicius.
But their excitement has been tempered by Spanish football journalist Ben Hayward.
Hayward, the Evening Standard’s Spanish football correspondent, dropped a truth bomb after seeing all of the praise that the young forward received.
“Good game from Vinicius Junior tonight, but lots of people are getting carried away very quickly,” he wrote.
“He’s clearly a talent, though it’s worth remembering that Melilla play in Spain’s Segunda B, the same level as Castilla. Patience.”
Good game from Vinícius Júnior tonight, but lots of people are getting carried away very quickly. He’s clearly a talent, though it’s worth remembering that Melilla play in Spain’s Segunda B, the same level as Castilla. Patience.
— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) November 1, 2018
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