Real Madrid’s Vinicius reveals his idol in football
Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Jr., has hailed Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar as his idol in football.
Vinicius is steadily emerging as a regular in the Brazilian national football team.
He has enjoyed an excellent start to the 2022-2023 campaign, scoring five goals and providing four assists in 9 matches.
Vinicius was included in Brazil’s starting XI against Ghana last weekend as they won 3-0 in the friendly tie.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, Vinicius expressed his appreciation for Neymar.
The 22-year-old shared a picture from their most recent appearance together, alongside a heartwarming caption: Sonhe e realize! meu ídolo @neymarjr
It read (translated to English): “Dream and do! my idol @neymarjr.”
Vinicius has thus far featured in 15 games for the Brazil national team, scoring once.
Neymar, on the other hand, has played a whopping 120 matches for his country, pitching in with 74 goals and 55 assists.
The former Barcelona star is currently the second-leading goalscorer for his country after Pele.