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The Brazil international really came into his own this campaign and scored 22 goals in all competitions as Real won La Liga and the Champions League.
It was Vinicius who scored the winner against Liverpool to give Real their 14th European Cup and he's finally become the player we all expected.
Madrid now look to have one of the best wingers in world football and it comes after a long transfer saga involving Mbappe.
Mbappe can't even dream of playing football like this. pic.twitter.com/e0PcXwoXn0— JY (@Jaimy7_) June 9, 2022
The World Cup winner signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain last month despite Real's best efforts to seal a free transfer.
No surprise there are a few Madridistas bitter about the situation and are trying their hardest to forget all about Mbappe.
Focusing on Vinicius is a good way to do that and a viral video of him treating elite opponents like FIFA Street characters has gone down a treat.
One supporter commented: "Except pace and shooting Mbappe as nothing else over Vini."
A second tweeted: "This boy's improvement has gone under the radar."
Someone else said: "Vinicius really activated his Brazilian genes."
While a fourth put: "Was Neymar ever this good?"
Vinicius joined Real from Flamengo in 2018 for £38 million and it was a national record for a player below the age of 18.
It took time for him to settle at the Santiago Bernabeu and Eden Hazard's £100 million arrival from Chelsea a year later complicated matters.
Hazard had his injury issues though and it gave Vinicius the opportunity to make the left wing spot his own.
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has only worked with the 21-year-old for a year but sees the improvement.
"I think Vinicius is a really talented player," 'Don Carlo' explained during an appearance on SiriusXM FC’s The Football Show.
"He arrived here at Madrid when he was really, really young and of course it took time for him to reach the top. Because now, in football, talent isn’t enough to reach the top.
"You have to improve your tactical knowledge, your physical condition. I think Vinicius has done really well this season because of this reason. He was able to show his talent because of a base of tactical knowledge and a better physical condition."
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