MADRID, 5 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Real Madrid's Brazilian striker Vinicius Junio affirmed that they are "eagerly eager" to win the Champions League again, a tournament that will begin this Tuesday by visiting Scottish Celtic, and also made it clear that to be among the best in the world he has to maintain "good level for a long time."
"We are very happy to have won the last Champions League and eager to win another one. We have a good feeling, a lot of confidence and the coach always tells us that we have to defend the title well. We have to continue with a calm head and do what best possible," said Vinicius at a press conference.
About his current moment of form and if he can already be considered among the best in the world, he believes that it is a debate "for people to talk" because he has "a calm head". "I always want to be at my best because that way I'm sure I'm going to do great things this season again. I have to continue to keep myself at a good level because the great players manage to do it for a long time and I would like to do it for a long time", confessed.
"Of course I want to score more goals and give more assists, but the main thing is to continue playing well and for my team to continue winning. I'm 22 years old and I really want to continue evolving and give more to this club that gives me everything and the confidence that I need," added the winger.
The international knows that he has to "improve in everything and continue to evolve until the last day" of his sports career. "Everyone here teaches me a lot and that gives me a plus," said Vinicius, who ignored the criticism of yesteryear.
"I always listen to the people who love me and who are with me every day, that's what matters to me, what is said outside when I'm sick doesn't matter to me, I want to do things for people who really know the work they do. I do every day and what I stop doing to be a great footballer and a legend like Marcelo, Bezema, Modric or Kroos", stressed the Brazilian.
He was happy to have obtained Spanish nationality. "The club and the people of Madrid have given me many things and I continue to evolve. I arrived here when I was 18 years old, I had just started my career, and now I am 22 and things are very clear. People love me very much, I love being in Madrid and my family too, I want to be here for a long time," he said.
Finally, Vinicius described Celtic as a "good team" and that "they don't stop running", which will also have their people from Celtic Park "pressing hard". "They won the last game 4-0 and we know it's very difficult to win here. It's my first time in this stadium and I want to have a great game because I love playing with a full stadium. We have to play like we've always done and it's the rival who has to adapt to us", he sentenced.