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Vinicius makes debut with Brazil, gets praise from Casemiro

The young attacker wore Brazil's yellow shirt for the first time.

Villarreal CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty Images

Real Madrid wonder kid Vinicius Junior made his debut with the Brazilian national team this Tuesday. Brazil lost the game against Peru 0-1 yet this clearly was a moment Vinicius will remember the rest of his life.

Right after the game, his teammate Casemiro spoke to the press and praised his potential.

"Vinicius is such a mature kid. Last year he surprised everyone by playing as well as he did. It's just not normal for a 19-year old kid to did what he did wearing Real Madrid's shirt," said Casemiro.

Still, the midfielder believes that Vinicius shouldn't be satisfied and thinks that the attacker has to earn a spot in the starting lineup.

"I told him the other day that this is the year when he has to think big. I repeat, what he did last year is not normal. He surprised everyone and proved that he's ready to start for Real Madrid. When you're a Real Madrid player you have to think big and think about the Ballon D'Or or the FIFA Best XI. He's a great player and he's proved it already," added Casemiro.

Vinicius will have a nice chance to start for Real Madrid this next Saturday. Los Blancos will host Levante and they'll be without Gareth Bale after the Welshman was sent off on Madrid's last game against Villarreal.

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