3 similarities and 3 differences Vinicius Junior has with Robinho

3 similarities and 3 differences Vinicius Junior has with Robinho

Robinho arrived at Madrid after being compared with Pele himself but the Brazilian's star quickly faded.


Brazilian talent charms Madrid fans

Robinho dazzled everyone at Real Madrid with his technical skills upon making his debut for the club against Cadiz in August 2005. The same could be said about Vinicius Junior who won the fans' hearts with a great display on his first start against Melilla in Copa del Rey, providing an assist in the 4-0 win.

Adored by the media

Robinho arrived at the Bernabeu with many people in the media stating that he was 'the new Pele'. The press were kind to the forward despite him failing to deliver on the pitch most of the time. There are also great expectations of Vinicius with Florentino Perez once hailing him as 'one of the great stars of the future'.

His own man

The biggest similarity between Robinho and Vinicius is what frustrated Karim Benzema against RB Leipzig. Vini makes his own moves on the pitch, believing that he is the one who knows best. Robinho was exactly that, at least when he arrived at Real Madrid, becoming more of a team player over time.


Dressing room is more professional now

The Real Madrid dressing room in the mid-2000s was full of flawed characters, with excess privileges, wine, meals and the capability of throwing the coaches out. The situation is very different now and Vinicius has different surroundings to grow and learn thanks to the hyper professionalism of the current squad.

Devotion to work

If Robinho was known for something, it was not for being the first to arrive at training. He was this typical well-off Brazilian player, if you will. In Vinicius, we see the opposite. A footballer who complements his training at Valdebebas with one or two personal trainers at home. He wants and tries to be better every day.

Age is a factor

Another advantage Vinicius has is that unlike Robinho, he will be trained at Real Madrid from a very young age. Vini arrived at just 17, being unknown to most of the football fans in Brazil. Robinho, on the other hand, has already acquired the vices of the Brazilian media player upon his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Source: Tribuna.com

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