I amin the victory over Elche, Vinicius the Younger was decisive as he scored both goals in his first appearance after experiencing racist abuse in camp Nou in the Classics.
His last walk was in Barcelonawhere a fan was filmed racistically verbally abusing a Brazilian as he left the field as a substitute.
“I believe they deserve severe punishment, so they don’t do that anymore.“Vinicius responded when asked about the incident.” At that time, I decided not to say anything because I was focused on the game. “
The striker has significantly improved his stats this season, scoring nine goals in all competitions in just 14 games this season, up from six goals in 47 games last season.
The pressure was too much, I had never seen so much on such a young player, he thought.
“I don’t know why, maybe because I’m costing so much money. The club and the coaches knew my quality and that over time I would gain experience and faith.
“I was always quiet, I didn’t mind what they said. Now I also don’t believe that I am the best in the world. I only listen to the people in the club and my environment. “
Many pointed to Carlo Anchelotti as a potential factor in changing its shape.
“He always asks me to stay focused, sometimes I lose it, and he constantly reminds me,” Vinicius explained. “In the match with Shakhtar, when I did something that he didn’t like, he said:“ If you are tough again, I will take you off ”.
His double on Saturday was his third double of the season and his first goal in La Liga Santander since 19 September.