Vinicius Junior making ‘huge strides’ at Real Madrid, says Santiago Solari after Brazilian shines in Leganes victory
- Real Madrid beat Leganes 3-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening
- Vinicius Junior netted the third goal of the game with a spectacular volley
- The brilliant strike capped a fine display from the Brazilian at the Bernabeu
- Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari praised the player after the match
Spencer Morgan For Mailonline
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari has heaped praise on Vinicius Junior following his man-of-the-match performance against Leganes in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.
The Brazilian wonderkid netted his side’s third goal with a stunning volley as Madrid took control of the two-legged last-16 tie with a convincing 3-0 victory at the Bernabeu.
The brilliant strike capped a fine solo display and boss Solari was clearly impressed with what he saw from the youngster, who joined the club in the summer.
Vinicius Junior was the star of the show as Real Madrid beat Leganes on Wednesday night
Madrid manager Santiago Solari has heaped praise on the player following his display
‘It was a very good performance. Vinicius is making huge strides,’ the Argentine said in his post-match press conference.
‘He’s always had the talent but to develop it at the Bernabeu surrounded by wonderful players speaks volumes about his confidence, rawness and the enjoyment he exudes with the ball at his feet.
‘He’s 18 years of age and you have to look after yourself in football. It’s important for him to keep going.
Vinicius capped a fine display by scoring his side’s third goal with a spectacular volley
‘We’re very happy with his current performance levels, he’s keen to take people on.
‘He’s bold and that individual ability to beat a man is very important in modern-day football.
‘His goal showed wonderful technique, and also how he puts defenders off balance. We hope he continues to grow both from individual and collective points of view.’
The 18-year-old was a threat throughout as Madrid took control of the Copa del Rey last-16 tie