The ex-Brazilian international is a big fan of Vinicius Junior, but he expects a qualification for the Blues this Wednesday night, against Real.
Ze Roberto believes that Vinicius Junior has everything to become a Real Madrid legend. The young Brazilian is currently having his best season since arriving in Madrid, having initially been snatched away from Flamengo for € 46m in 2018. He has improved greatly, and Ze Roberto is confident he will reach the top.
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Asked if Vinicius, who scored six goals in the 2020-21 season, is capable of becoming a Madrid legend, Ze Roberto told Goal : “Absolutely, yes. He has enormous potential and he will show his potential over time (…) To accomplish this, he will need confidence, and you only gain confidence when you have a few minutes.” The Brazilian believes Rodrygo, also arriving at a very young age in the Spanish capital, can follow a similar trajectory.
“We must therefore welcome this new generation”
“This doesn’t just apply to him (Vinicius), but also to Rodrygo, who also has enormous potential. They will have to realize that potential without ignoring the psychological aspects. They are the next generation, for sure. The last one. generation of players who have maintained their level over the past ten years, Ronaldo, Messi, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski – they will not last forever “, then added Ze Roberto, also a fan of Frenchman Kylian Mbappé, whose potential he appreciates.
“So we have to welcome this new generation and I place them, Vinicius Junior, [Kylian] Mbappe and Rodrygo, among this new generation of players with enormous potential “. Nevertheless, even if Vinicius will be an all-out attacker for Real, Ze Roberto expects a final victory for Chelsea on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues had an interesting 1-1 draw in the first leg in Spain last week, and the Brazilian believes Thomas Tuchel will have another plan in mind to finish off the Madrileños. “I think Chelsea have one of the best defensive systems in Europe, if not the best. I like the way they play, so I’ll bet Chelsea for this one,” explained the old glory. Not sure that Karim Benzema and Zinédine Zidane hear it that way … Kick-off at 9:00 p.m.