NEWS
Wednesday September 4 2019
Vinicius Jr pushing Zidane for Real Madrid place

Real Madrid's Brazilian flying winger has asked coach Zidane for a more regular contribution to The White's starting line up.

In quotes attributed by AS, the Real Madrid youngster had been discussing various footballing matters as he linked up with his Brazil side who come up against Columbia and Peru in friendly ties in the coming days.

According to the report, when discussing his favoured position on the pitch, he stated: "The right-footed players like to play on the left, like Hazard.

"I am adapting to my new position but on the right I have a lot more difficulties.

"I am training hard and asking the coach that he puts me on the pitch. To have the possibilities to play on both flanks helps me both in Madrid and for Brazil."

The 19-year-old said that  he is "happy for the way things are going at Madrid and can rely on the help of compatriots Casemiro and Marcelo to bed into life in the capital."

The winger could debut in the colours of Brazil this week and already has one eye on the World Cup of Qatar in 2022: "Without doubt I want to participate. In a year at Madrid I have grown a lot and now I have the opportunity to grow with the best players in the Brazil squad.

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