Vinicius Jr 'Knows Rivals Fear Him 1v1' And He Could Be Football's Most Confident Player
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Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior has claimed to 'know rivals fear him 1v1' in the ultimate show of confidence.
'Los Blancos' take on Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final this evening and Vinicius comes into it in good form.
The Brazilian scored twice in a 3-1 win over Liverpool earlier this month and he's likely to start alongside Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
Despite an incident with Benzema earlier this year, the 20-year-old's confidence hasn't been dented and he told El Chiringuito: "I know that rivals fear me when they are 1vs1 with me."
:smirk:"Sé que el RIVAL me TEME cuando está 1vs1 conmigo"- El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) April 27, 2021
¡OJO a las palabras de VINICIUS! Las vemos con @DarioMonteroG en #ChiringuitoVinicius pic.twitter.com/0IwzeUY0t3
An interview earlier this year also saw the youngster, albeit accidentally, put himself on the same level as Brazil superstar Neymar.
While discussing the 2022 World Cup, he quipped per Madrid Zone: "I hope that Neymar and I don't get injured again before the next World Cup so that we can win it for Brazil like Pele asked us to."
Strong words from a player who nearly made captain Sergio Ramos faint after missing an incredibly easy chance.
Madrid reaching the semi-finals comes after they barely scraped through their group consisting of themselves, Borussia Monchengladbach, Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan.
They eventually came top but after a humiliating 3-2 loss to Shakhtar in their opening game.
"I'm pleased with the club's performance towards the end of the season and we have the chance to win two titles," Vinicius told RealMadrid.com.
We could have done better in the Group Stage as we made mistakes in some of the games that we shouldn't have, like losing at home to Shakhtar, but the biggest club in the world always instils fear in the opposition.
"Every side we come up against always trains harder and prepares more to play against Real Madrid.
"This jersey counts for a lot, the players know that and we always look to give everything so Real Madrid can be where they belong."
Waiting in the final next month will be one of Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, who square off on Wednesday evening.
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