Vinícius Júnior celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday and spoke to Realmadrid TV following the team’s third day of training at the Montreal Impact’s facilities. The Brazilian ace spoke about how he’s feeling and shared his thoughts on the current pre-season:
“I’m extremely happy to be here with every member of the club and to be involved in pre-season at the club of my dreams. I’m turning 19 alongside the best players in the world, there’s nothing better. My teammates wished me happy birthday at the hotel and out on the pitch prior to training. I’m thrilled to be here with them.
“We’re feeling great, we’re a bit tired but we have to do all we can now so we go into the season in great shape. The most important thing is to prepare well to produce a good season. If we start right here I think we’ll finish right as well.
Vinícius is preparing for his second season with the club and is looking to impress Zidane, after holding down a starting place last year under Solari, making 31 appearances and scoring 4 goals in his debut campaign:
“I’ve evolved a lot. All the players are helping me so that I can then repay that help out on the pitch.”