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Real Madrid ace working hard on finishing skills, believes he can score 30 goals per season



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After having played a huge role in Real Madrid’s successful campaign last season, Vinicius Junior is once again starring big-time for the reigning champions of Spain and Europe.

The 22-year-old speedster, despite going through a bit of a lean patch after the World Cup, has already racked up 18 goals and nine assists from 35 matches across all competitions.

Vinicius’ most recent starring display came against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League at Anfield, as he scored a brace to help the Merengues secure a 5-2 win after being two goals down early in the game.

One of the biggest complaints fans had against Vinicius in the early parts of his career at the Santiago Bernabeu was that his finishing was not up to the mark and he used to spurn chances.

But, that has changed drastically over the past year and a half, as witnessed by his returns. The 22-year-old had netted 22 goals last term and looks well set to eclipse that tally this time around, having already scored 18 times.

Having made such an improvement in his goalscoring capabilities, Vinicius is not resting on his laurels.

Indeed, according to a report from ABC (h/t Madrid Zone), the Brazilian international is working hard on his shooting techniques and finishing skills to further polish his game and take it to the next level.

The Real Madrid superstar has the belief that he can become a prolific goalscorer and manage to net 30 goals per season if he continues to work on his skills and perform the way he has been in recent times.

Following the match against Liverpool, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed Vinicius as the most influential forward in the game currently.

“Right now he’s the most influential player in world football. No other player has this consistency,” the Italian tactician said.

And Vinicius seems keen to continue enhancing his reputation as one of the best, most decisive attackers in football at the present by further polishing his skills in front of goal and becoming a bigger threat for opposition defences.

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Real Madrid locker room angry with Barcelona midfielder’s ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour – report



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While the evident frustration among the Real Madrid players was quite visible following the recent 1-2 defeat against Barcelona, the feeling of vexation was not really limited on the field.

Journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that once the players got into the dressing room, the environment had an air of anger and frustration. 

Players from each team had a go at each other right till the end, especially the likes of Dani Carvajal and Arnau Tenas, who had to be separated by several members from both teams.

Interestingly, before the aforementioned incident, Barcelona midfielder Gavi was already causing some trouble on the field. The youngster did not shy away from putting his body on the line throughout the game and it annoyed Madrid players to the extreme.

First, he pushed Carvajal in one incident and after that, he entangled himself in an off-the-ball clash with Dani Ceballos. The Madrid midfielder first had a collision with Robert Lewandowski and as the game moved on, Gavi made note of the incident.

During the run of play, Gavi pushed Ceballos with his shoulder and it did not settle well with the Madrid players and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The players and the manager were disturbed by Gavi’s behaviour and considered it ‘unsportsmanlike’.

On the other hand, there was frustration involving refereeing decisions as well. It must be remembered that in the 82nd minute, Marco Asensio found the back of the net to send the Madrid fans into a frenzy.

The celebration, however, was cut short as VAR disallowed the goal for an extremely tight offside. “We are sad, frustrated,” a dressing room source told The Athletic. “What happened? A guy looking at a TV in Madrid has decided La Liga.”

Ancelotti, on his part, said: “The disallowed goal? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m leaving with this doubt. If the VAR is sure.”

“I leave this match very proud. I don’t think we deserved to lose today,” he added.

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