Vinicius Junior, the young Brazilian sensation, has set his sights on becoming Real Madrid’s designated penalty taker for the upcoming season, as reported. With Karim Benzema’s departure to Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad, the Spanish giants are on the hunt for a new player to step up and take on this crucial responsibility, and Vinicius seems more than willing to fill the void.
Since his arrival at Real Madrid in 2018 from Flamengo, Vinicius has emerged as one of the club’s standout players. Making 225 appearances, scoring 59 goals, and providing 64 assists across competitions, he has been an instrumental force in the team’s attack. During the 2022-23 campaign, Vinicius showcased his prowess, netting 23 goals and providing 21 assists in 55 matches across competitions.
Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, faces the task of determining the team’s penalty taker for the upcoming season. Given Vinicius’s stellar contributions and his near-undisputed status as a starter, he emerges as a top contender to take on this crucial responsibility.
As Real Madrid gears up for the upcoming season, Ancelotti expressed confidence in the team’s pre-season preparations. With plans to conduct their pre-season in the United States, the club is determined to start the 2023-24 campaign on a high note. Ancelotti highlighted the importance of utilizing the pre-season effectively, combining intensive training and competitive matches to assess the team’s current state and try out new strategies.
In their quest for pre-season excellence, Real Madrid is set to participate in a pre-season tournament, offering an opportunity for players to fine-tune their form and build cohesion. Fans are eagerly awaiting the thrilling El Clasico encounter against Barcelona, adding further excitement to the pre-season preparations.
With Vinicius Junior’s ambition and Carlo Ancelotti’s confidence, Real Madrid is poised for an electrifying season ahead, fueled by the determination to reclaim glory on both domestic and international fronts.