Real Madrid The Brazilian won praise and reminded the player that shone in the month of February
Vincius He left Santiago Bernabu with a smile that his friends and family have not seen for a long time after a game. The Brazilian has had a bad time during this last month and a half, which gives days and almost also has been seen outside the calls. "Now is not your time", said Zidane, on whom a suspicion had always fallen: "Vincius doesn't like it". The coach has always denied it, although his deeds have almost always been very different from what his words say. Very few opportunities for the Brazilian, one of the eyes right of the Directive, on which one has a blind faith.
So the match against Espanyol was little less than a final for Vini. "Your moment," which Zidane would say, came by the plague of injuries in the attack. Without Hazard, without Bale and without Lucas, ball for the Brazilian, which gave a lesson in personality and maturity. Personality because from the minute one the Madrid attack was thrown back. And maturity because better in many of the aspects in which it had failed in the last dates: Vincius played less run over and with more pause than in the last matches, but with the same verticality. The result, the Vincius that shone in February. The player who leaves players with amazing ease and who invents occasions from nothing … and who continues to fail in the face of goal, everything must be said.
But the absence of goal did not depress the Brazilian yesterday. Vincius enjoyed the lawn associated with Benzema (who gave two goals that the French failed) and leaving rivals on the ground with his feints and waist shots. He had a great time at Bernabu with Vini, that I won in six of the seven races I tried and left up to two controls with the spur for the galley. Full confidence and smile recovered after recently experiencing his worst days at Real Madrid.
Vincius had taken Neymar's motto in the duel preview. "Bland and glad." And it is seen that he did well to capture on the lawn what his countryman knows best: face and generate danger almost in every action. You can only put the goal but you look for it with good definitions, this time thrown by Diego Lpez. But unlike in previous games, this time there were no failures in the fan's retina, but its tremendous ease to create occasions.
The Brazilian was the player who received more praise at the end of the game, which surely served to strengthen his confidence. Butragueo spoke of his tremendous potential: "He has made a great game. I have been a striker and I know what I am talking about. A player who generates so many occasions and being so young shows that he has great potential". And his coach, little friend to give her flowers, also praised him. "He has done very well after time without playing, it is what I liked most. I do not ask anyone for goals."
Vincius s who demands them himself and that's why lately his face was not that of a happy boy, but it was not the case yesterday. His smile is still back and after hearing the ovation that took the Bernabu after being replaced is likely to last until Bruges. There. In Belgium, be the headline again. A new opportunity to be happy, shine … and to find that goal that resists him and that he lacks to finish exploding.