Vinicius Junior made his World Cup debut at the age of 22 and he did so by helping Brazil kick off the World Cup in Qatar with a 2-0 win against rocky Serbia.
Vinicius participated in both goals and in the second he gave the assist for Richarlison to score a stratospheric goal with a Chilean average.
“I think my World Cup debut was great and I’m very happy. The truth is that I didn’t expect it to be so good,” said the Real Madrid player, although he kept his feet on the ground. “It’s time to keep working, we’ve had the first final of seven,” he said after the game at the Gol Mundial microphones.
On Richarlison’s brace and the way they celebrate goals, Vinicius said: “We always talk in the locker room to celebrate with great joy and I’m happy for Richarlison. In the first half he touched the ball very little and he’s always ready to help us.” .
“I am more prepared than ever”
Vinicius saw his dream of debuting in a World Cup come true and, moreover, as a starter. “I have thought about all the work to get to this moment. I am more prepared than ever for this World Cup,” he said. “We are very prepared to do great things.”
He was also asked about Neymar’s injury, to which he replied: “He’s suffered a blow, but hopefully it’s nothing and he’s still with us to help, he’s our most important player, the one who has all the responsibility.”