Real Madrid - Shakhtar Donetsk

Vini Jr.: “The Bernabéu is always really supportive of me"

NEWS STORY. 03/11/2021

“I want to continue helping Benzema so that he can win the Ballon d'Or”, said the Brazilian.

Vini Jr. was one of the star performers for Real Madrid against Shakhtar on matchday four of the Champions League group stage. The Brazilian, who set up both of Karim Benzema’s goals, said: “It was a really tough match against a good team, but we managed to win, which is the most important thing. We have to continue like this, do the things the coach asks us to do and keep going, because it's a long season. We should celebrate today's victory, but now we have to think about Saturday, which is really close”.

“We have to keep doing things like we did in the first match. Make runs without the ball and when we're on the ball, we have to create good counterattacks. I'm really pleased with the game I played today, I want to continue like this and help the team until the end of the season. Playing at the Bernabéu brings me tremendous joy. The Bernabéu is always really supportive of me and I'm pleased that I'm doing well. It’s very important for me and for the team that we can continue like this, winning at home is very important for us”.

“I think it's important to remain calm, confident and work as a team, which is what we always do in training. Now things are working out in the matches. I'm extremely pleased to have provided another assist for Karim. I always want to be at my best, as does Karim, and I want to continue helping him so that he can be Pichichi again and win the Ballon d'Or”.