Zico believes that Vinicius cant be compared to Neymar

first_imgBrazilian legend Zico thinks that Vinicius is a very different player than Neymar, he doesn’t think people should be comparing them.Ever since Vinicius Junior started playing for Real Madrid this season, a lot of people have kept comparing him to Neymar but expert Brazilians like Zico don’t really see it.The “White Pele” offered an interview to Diario AS before the Club World Cup match between Real Madrid and Kashima Antlers, where he revealed that he has followed both players since they were little and Vinicius is way more generous in the game than Neymar himself.Zico doesn’t think that the 18-year old will score as many goals as the PSG star but that doesn’t mean that he thinks ‘Vinny’ is a bad player.Quite the opposite actually, Zico seemed hopeful that Vinicius will evolve into a world-class superstar throughout his career and Real Madrid is the ideal place where he can become one of the great Brazilian players alongside him and many more.But reaching that potential won’t be easy for Vinicius, he should honor the names of legendary Brazilians that have come before him and getting the blessing of one of the biggest names in his country’s football is no small feat.🎥 La entrevista de Zico para AS🗣 Habló sobre el Madrid, Vinicius, Pelé…https://t.co/1whV3BpyRH— AS (@diarioas) December 19, 2018Arthur Antunes Coimbra ‘Zico’ is also a Flamengo product like Vinicius, he is considered the second biggest Brazilian player of all time after only Pele before Ronaldo came to the scene.During his career which was most prolific at Flamengo, Zico made a name for himself and was one of the leaders of the Brazilian squad that never could lift the World Cup in the eighties.However, that squad is fondly remembered for the beautiful football they played and how much the fans adored their players.Alongside Socrates, Zico became one of the most revered players in his country’s history and today he continues his career as a manager for Kashima Antlers from Japan.The manager wasn’t able to watch Vinicius play in the semifinals against Real Madrid, something that he regretted after the match.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The fact that both of them came from the same football academy is more than enough reason for Zico to be excited for the youngster’s future at Real Madrid, because Vinicius has the makings of a star and has the potential that not even Neymar had in the eyes of his fellow Flamengo product.Zico offered the interview before the match against Real Madrid, where he spoke about his adventures commenting Real Madrid matches, he also spoke about how much he likes Karim Benzema and how well the Frenchman got along with Cristiano Ronaldo.Zico was also one of the few fortunate people who could see Pele playing live, which is a privilege that very few people can have in their lifetime.But the main talk was Vinicius Junior and how far he can make it at Real Madrid: “I believe Vinicius has a great future ahead of him, he is a very skilled player,” said Zico during the interview.“It’s very difficult to find another player with his strength and ability, with his dribbling as well… but like any young player, he needs to improve the fundamentals of his game.”“Vinicius needs to improve his passing skills, his shooting skills. This kid is one of the biggest revelations in Brazilian football. I have followed all his career.”“I actually organize a competition in Brazil where we take Japanese U15 squads to play there, I’ve been doing this for the last 21 years.”“The biggest clubs from Rio, Sao Paulo, and Japan are the ones that compete. Both Vinicius and Paqueta played this tournament, they all played.”“Those kids are freaks of nature. Vinicius is not an attacking player like Neymar, he doesn’t score as many goals, he likes to create the chances better,” he concluded.Bora ser feliz! Hoje é Mundial de clubes ¡HALAMADRID! 🙌🏿⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Mt036JeqP5— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) December 19, 2018How far in Brazilian football history will Vinicius Junior get? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img

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