Vinicius Junior: Casemiro, Marcelo have helped me adapt at Real Madrid

Vinicius Junior has credited fellow Brazilians Casemiro and Marcelo for helping him to adapt to Real Madrid ‘quicker than anyone expected’.

The 18-year-old has been afforded more playing time under new boss Santiago Solari having appeared in just one 12-minute cameo under the Argentine’s predecessor Julen Lopetegui.  

“Casemiro and Marcelo have played a massive part of me settling in so quickly,” Vinicius told SporTV in Brazil, as cited by Diario AS.

“Nobody – not myself, my family, Real Madrid – would have envisaged me settling in so quickly, I think I have adapted very fast and now evolving as a player.

“Playing for the Castilla helped because I was here even though I was not with the first-team, I could adapt to Madrid and the way of life, the expectations here.

“I want to continue earning first-team opportunities, I am very excited.”

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