During the Seleção Sportv program, journalist Carlos Eduardo Lino added fuel to the fire by saying that Vinícius Júnior is the main player of the Brazilian team and that he would put Neymar on the bench in a dispute for position in the same range of the field.
In the current season, Vini Júnior has become the main Brazilian around the world with decisive performances to place Real Madrid as champion of La Liga and finalist of the Champions League. On the other hand, Neymar failed with PSG in the fight for the long-awaited Champions for the French team.
Vini Jr X Neymar Jr
In the 2021/2022 season, Vini takes a lot of advantage over Ney in individual and collective performance. Check out some numbers:
Matches played: Vini 50 x 27 Ney;
Goals scored: Vini 21 x 12 Ney;
Assists: Vini 20 x 8 Ney;
In terms of performance in championships, Neymar only played in the French League and Champions League. In the European trophy, the star of the Brazilian team was eliminated by Vini’s team without scoring in the tournament. It was the first time since Neymar played in a Champions League that the player did not score.
On individual performance, Vini teamed up with Benzema to take the spotlight in world football and surpass the much-hyped trio: Messi, Neymar & Mbappé.
In the minutes on the field, Vini has 4094 minutes on the field against 2249 for Ney. With the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year, the hopes of the Brazilian people can be pinned on another great player who seems to have assumed the leading role of Brazilian football on the world stage.
The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid will be held on May 28 in Paris, France. It could be Vini Jr’s opportunity to become the biggest Brazilian attraction in an eventual Champions League conquest.