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Real Madrid Manager Makes Astonishing Claim About Vinicius Junior

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Real Madrid cemented their status as one of the greatest teams in history by demonstrating their formidable mentality in their UEFA Champions League semi final comeback against Bayern Munich.

Joselu, coming off the bench, quickly became the hero with two rapid goals, although Real Madrid had been pressuring Bayern’s keeper Manuel Neuer throughout the match. Vinicius Junior was pivotal in the attack, consistently challenging the Bayern defense.

According to FotMob stats, Vinicius Junior completed seven successful dribbles, took three shots on target, and created two scoring opportunities. His performance was outstanding and arguably merited a goal, though he didn’t score.

Carlo Ancelotti, a seasoned judge of football talent, has expressed high praise for Vinicius Junior, suggesting he is currently the best player in the world, or at least deserving of the accolade that would confirm it.

Reported by GSFN, Ancelotti has explicitly endorsed Vinicius Junior for this year’s Ballon d’Or, saying, “I think Vinícius is close to winning the Ballon d’Or.”

This isn’t the first time Ancelotti has tipped Vinicius for the award, and it likely won’t be the last. Based on last night’s performance, the Brazilian international stands out as a frontrunner for the prestigious individual honor for the first time in his career.

Vinicius Junior continually proves himself in crucial moments, stepping up when it matters most. He’s on track to potentially secure a treble with Real Madrid this season. The upcoming UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund offers another stage for Vinicius Junior to showcase his talent to the decision-makers.

With Kylian Mbappe expected to join Real Madrid as his contract expires, the attacking force at Real Madrid could be even more formidable next season, especially if Rodrygo remains.

However, Mbappe’s arrival is unlikely to overshadow Vinicius Junior. Instead, Ancelotti plans to optimize both their talents.

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