The very hard elimination of Real Madrid in Alcoy it can be a before and after in the future for many of the team members. A historic hit that has caused the white fans to ask for heads in response. In addition to that of Zidane, which has received most of the criticism, there are several players pointed out, using the well-known saying that They don't have a level to play for Madrid.

One of them is Vinicius. The Brazilian was facing a perfect match to reclaim himself after several weeks of little prominence, with more time on the bench than on the field. However, it wasn't his day at all. Zidane gave him 90 minutes and, given the ineffectiveness of his performance, decided to remove him before the start of extra time, when he was replaced by Marco Asensio. He was very misguided. He lost eight balls, four duels and just completed one of the three dribbles he tried. In 78 'he had a clear head-to-head to make it 0-2, but he was not able to overcome José Juan, Alcoyano goalkeeper and hero of the night. Minutes later, he lost the mark of Solbes in the corner that was 1-1.

His season has gone from promising to worrying. Until a few weeks ago it was being very important to Zizou, which gave him the alternative usually both as a starter and from the bench. In the first days of the league he was key to getting the victory against Valladolid (1-0 with his goal) and against I raised (0-2 scoring the first). This increased his confidence and that of the coach, who ranked him in the eleven in duels as important as against FC Barcelona, ​​Sevilla or Atlético de Madrid.

However, victim of demands and doubts in his own game, Vinicius has been fading. He has become the last in the winger rotation, seeing his number of minutes considerably reduced. Not counting the elimination in the Cup, averages 9 games in the last five games. Recovery of Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio's performance leaves him with few options to have a hole on that left wing, his natural position.

It must be remembered that, since his arrival in Madrid, Vini has lived under strong pressure, something not easy for a 20 year old boy. Many have used the high expectations generated in his first months on the team as a weapon when things didn't go well. And, while it is true that he considers himself a “daring” player, this has affected you professionally on several occasions, as he demonstrated by bursting into tears after scoring a goal at the Bernabéu in September 2019. In Alcoy, the desire and the need to demonstrate played a trick on him again.

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