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Vinicius: “We like big games, we like the Champions League and we’ve won it more times than anyone else”

The 20-year-old speaks ahead of the Champions League semi-final

Real Madrid v Real Betis - La Liga Santander Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Vinicius was interviewed ahead of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea where he talked about the the journey through the Champions League this season in a feature with UEFA’s official media.

“Real Madrid, the best team in the world, are always prepared for the big games. We like big games, we like the Champions League and we’ve won it more times than anyone else. A lot of players here have already won the Champions League several times and they want to win it again. The younger ones want to win it like them”.

Vinicius spoke on the efforts Real Madrid have put in so far in this Champions League campaign. He reflected on some of the past opponents Real has come up against.

“I’m pleased with the club’s performance towards the end of the season and we have the chance to win two titles. We could have done better in the Group Stage as we made mistakes in some of the games that we shouldn’t have, like losing at home to Shakhtar, but the biggest club in the world always instils fear in the opposition.

Every side we come up against always trains harder and prepares more to play against Real Madrid. This jersey counts for a lot, the players know that and we always look to give everything so Real Madrid can be where they belong.”

Vinicius also spoke about his personal performances in the Champions League this season. He was proud of his performances in the last round against Liverpool.

“It was very special. I was really happy and they were probably the most important goals of my career. But I don’t want it to stop there, I want to score in the semi-finals and, God willing, make the final so I can write my name in the history of Real Madrid. It’s the best team in the world and I’m so happy to be here.”

Real Madrid and Vinicius take on Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. The first leg kicks off at home at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

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