Obstacles in Vinicius' way to make Copa America debut

Mon 13 May 2019 | 13:09

The Brazilian wonder kid has to overcome both injury and competition to make it to Tite's final list.

Despite Real Madrid's disastrous season, 18- year-old prodigy shone bright to the point where he earned the support of fans and the trust of his teammates.

However, not everything has gone in Vinicius' favor as injuries affected the young man's season. His injury against Ajax ended his domestic competition while before that he was certain to make Tite's final list for Copa America.

He was called to national duty for the first time for two matches against Panama and Czech Republic, but injuries prevented him from making his national debut. Here are the obstacles in Vinicius' way to make his debut in Copa America 2019.

His Injury:

The Brazilian has spent more than two months on the sidelines with a torn ligament. He has worked really hard to return to his best condition, but has made only two appearances for Real Madrid since. Now,Tite has very little evidence that would justify Vinicius' selection.

No international experience:

The aforementioned ailment prevented Vinicius from accepting his initial call-up, and thus his selection for the Copa America would remain a risk. It is now pretty safe to say that Tite has no idea how Vinicius would fit into his system with the likes of Neymar, Willian and Costa all ahaead of him.

One position, too many candidates:

Neymar who plays in the same position as Vinicius does, will be Tite's Main man once again. Coutinho, Firmino are also favorites to start ahead of Madrid's starlet. There will also be competition from Ajax's Neres who has had an incredible season both in Europe and domestic league.

source: SportMob

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