In a bid to step into a crucial role at Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior has set his sights on becoming the club’s penalty taker for the upcoming season, according to reports from reliable sources Marca and Diario AS. With the departure of Karim Benzema, who held the position in the recent past, the Brazilian forward sees an opportunity to take up this significant responsibility.
Since his arrival at Real Madrid from Flamengo in 2018, Vinicius has been a standout performer, establishing himself as one of the Madrid giants’ best players. Boasting an impressive record of 59 goals and 64 assists in 225 appearances across various competitions, he has been a key asset to the team’s attacking prowess. During the 2022-23 campaign, Vinicius further solidified his position with a stellar performance, notching 23 goals and providing 21 assists in 55 matches.
As Real Madrid gears up for their pre-season preparations in the United States, manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident about the team’s readiness for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign. Speaking about the season ahead, Ancelotti expressed his contentment with the training setup in the US, providing ample opportunities to assess the team’s current form through competitive matches and try out new strategies.
With Vinicius Junior’s eagerness to take on the role of penalty taker and Ancelotti’s optimism, Real Madrid is poised for an exciting and challenging season. As the team looks forward to participating in a pre-season tournament and the highly anticipated El Clasico against Barcelona, fans are eagerly anticipating the young Brazilian’s potential ascent as the new penalty taker for the prestigious club.