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Vinicius Jr.: "We're league leaders and I'm happy with the form the team and I are showing"

NEWS | 06/10/2020

"Benzema is a hero and since I joined he's helped me; it's a dream come true to play alongside these teammates", the striker told Real Madrid Conecta.
Vinicius Jr. was the special guest on the latest instalment of the Real Madrid Conecta show. The Brazilian forward shared his thoughts on the start of the season and his career so far with the Whites: “I'm feeling really good and am happy with the form that the team and I are showing because we’re currently top of the league. We have to keep it up, continue to work hard and improve on the things we’re not doing in the games. This season is different to the others and we’re struggling a bit to get going, but when we all get back after the international break, we’ll return in better shape to stay top of the pile”.

“For my goal against Levante, I controlled the ball really well, I had the time to think and look where I was going to put it. I put it where I wanted to make it 1-0 and we went on to win the game, which was the most important thing”.
 
On-field connection with Benzema 
Karim is an idol and it's a real pleasure to play alongside him. Whenever we're together we always talk about how he can help me and the ways in which I can improve. Since I joined the club, he has helped me to keep calm and pick the right option. He's one of the best players around and he can help me greatly. It's a dream come true to play alongside all the players that are here. I make the most of every moment with them and listen hard. They always help me and know that I learn from them”.
 
Zidane
“It's a pleasure to work with him. He talks to us a lot and explains everything clearly. He gives every player game time and that’s the most important thing, to keep the whole squad happy. Everyone knows that they’re going to get game time”.

Although the fans aren't in the stands, they're always on our minds and in our hearts.

“I joined Madrid at the age of 18 and everything was new to me. I continue to learn and develop to help Madrid now and in the future. I work hard, both at the club and at home and follow the right rest and nutrition regime so as to be at my best. I'm going to continue improving a lot to help in every aspect. I want to lift the treble”.
 
Bold approach in attack
“I'm not afraid of losing the ball. I'll always remain the same so that people believe in me and trust in my ability to help the team, because my bold approach really helps us when we’re losing or drawing games”.
 
Clásico with no fans in stands
“It’s all very strange, but we have to be more focused and wary. It's a game that can determine the outcome of a league title, just as it did last season. Although the fans aren’t in the stands, they'll be sending us their energy from home and will be on our minds and in our hearts”.
 
Number 20 shirt
“I made my debut for Flamengo in that shirt  and it’s brought me luck. It was available this season and I was able to change my shirt number”.

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