Ancelotti’s lesson to Vinicius: “It’s difficult to score with four or five touches”

15 Aug 2021

Vinicius Junior was able to get off the mark in Real Madrid’s opening league fixture of the season, netting the fourth goal in Los Blancos’ 4-1 win away at Alaves, and he will be looking to find the back of the net with more regularity in this campaign.

The 21-year-old only scored three goals in 35 LaLiga Santander appearances in the 2020/21 season, so Carlo Ancelotti will be expecting more from him in terms of his attacking output.

Ancelotti admitted afterwards that he was happy with the Brazilian’s performance in his time on the pitch, while he also noted the conversation they had about what he should do when in front of goal.

“I think Vinicius has a lot of quality in one-on-ones,” Ancelotti said.

“I’ve told him that to score goals he has to take one or two touches, it’s difficult to score with four or five touches. He’s a very young player, he’s going to improve.”

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