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Vinicius: “I’ve improved a lot, everyone is helping me”

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The Brazilian wonder kid turned 19 years old this Friday.

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Vinicius Junior talked to Real Madrid TV this Friday about the current pre-season and his development as a player during the last 12 months.

“We’re feeling great, even though we’re a bit tired, but we have to do all the work now in order to be ready during the season. The most important thing for us is to get ready and then do a good season. If we start well here I believe we will end the season well also,” said Vinicius.

Apparently, fitness coach Gregory Dupont is working very hard to get every single player ready for what will be a tough season.

Vinicius also talked about his birthday.

“I’m so happy about being here with all the staff and to do the pre-season with the best club. I’m turning 19 alongside the world’s best players and there’s nothing better than that. All my teammates wished me happy birthday in the hotel and also before the training session kicked off. I’m so happy to be with them,” explained the winger.

Vinicius earned a spot in the team last season when nobody expected him to make a big impact. The attacker thinks he’s made progress.

“I’ve improved a lot. Every teammate is helping me so that I can help them later when I am on the pitch,” concluded Vinicius.