“His Goal Is Not to Win the Ballon d’Or”- Vinicius Jr’s Entourage Makes Feelings Clear After Hat-Trick for Real Madrid Against Barcelona

Published 01/15/2024, 5:22 AM EST

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Vinicius Jr. is currently in the headlines for obvious reasons. The Brazilian winger’s last-night antics, scoring a hat-trick against FC Barcelona during the Spanish Supercopa final, have made him the talk of the town. As fans revel in the thrill of yesterday’s exploits, attention goes to the Brazilian winger’s objectives, as his entourage has revealed where the ‘intelligent’ player ‘wants to go’ in the future. 

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Scoring a hat-trick against formidable rivals like Barcelona is not a piece of cake. But it seems Vinicius Jr. was eager to write his name in the history books as he netted a record three goals within the first half. While such a performance easily makes him a contender for the iconic Ballon d’Or, his entourage has already put the winger’s aspirations of winning the prestigious trophy to bed. 

Speaking with Relevo after his Supercopa de Espana, the 23-year-old’s entourage said, “He is intelligent and knows where he wants to go. His goal is not to win the Ballon d’Or, but to win trophies.” It seems the Flamengo star is more focused on winning the domestic collective awards with his club than individual awards like the Ballon d’Or or FIFA The Best. Likewise, the player looks solely focused on Los Blancos and isn’t even thinking about the exit door. 

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Notably, since arriving at Santiago Bernabeu in 2018, Vinicius has won 8 trophies with Madrid, including a Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup, and 2 La Liga and FIFA Club World Cup. This year, he has notched over 9 goals and 4 assists in 16 games. Indeed, he is living his stardom to the fullest. Yet, he the player has made a humble vow by tuning down his fame.

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Vinicius Jr. wants to become an ‘example for the children’

Following the match, Vinicius Jr. sat down for a press conference, where the player himself claimed that he still needs to improve a lot. “Sometimes it’s not just me, I’m not a saint, sometimes I talk too much and do dribbles that I shouldn’t do, but I’m here to improve, to set an example for the children,” he said. 

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Evidently, Vini looks to tread the path to glory and become an inspiration for all the budding talents who aspire to enter the professional world, just like him. In any case, it’s truly heartening to witness Vinicius Jr. embody the spirit of teamwork. Perhaps the Supercopa is just the beginning, as he still has a lot to conquer with Real Madrid.

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Abhishek Mishra

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