Vinicius has to improve - Real Madrid boss Ancelotti

Tue 23 November 2021 | 21:30

The Los Blancos insisted that he expects more from the forward, notwithstanding his impressive start to the season.

Real Madrid


Vinicius Junior

should learn modesty to be better following his strong start to the season, according to

Carlo Ancelotti


The 21-year-old has had a key role in Los Blancos’ surge to the top of the

La Liga

table in their first 13 matches.

The only teammate who has scored more (10) that Vinicius (8) is Karim Benzema.

He has tried (89) and finished (41) more dribbles than any other player, whereas only Young Boys' Moumi Ngamaleu (42) has more attempts in the Champions League.

The Brazilian has provided three assists in the Europe’s premier club competition, with Bruno Fernandes and Ajax’s Antony being the only ones better in that tally. Notwithstanding all that, the Real Madrid manager believes Vinicius is capable of even more.


Because of the way he plays, [he] is the most unbalanced there is in football, there are not many players who do these things at the moment,"

he said.

"He has to improve because one-on-one is important in football, but it is not the most important thing. 

"But he has the humility to improve and not be happy about what he's doing; he wants to learn and he has to learn. 

"His head is fine – he doesn't have the head of someone who has won everything; he has the head of a young man who thinks he has to improve."

Ancelotti also played down rumors of an argue between him and Isco.

The Spanish left his warm-up during their Sunday’s thumping 4-1 victory over


after he was told he would be in at a later point in the game.


I don't have to talk to Isco, I'm very fond of him and it's not much of a problem,

" Ancelotti added.

"He tells me that he had already warmed up, he was ready to go in and he has entered. 

"Isco is professional, serious, and angry because he doesn't play, but he has never disrespected me and I have never disrespected him. And he will never disrespect me, and I will never disrespect him. 

"We have a relationship that is not only professional; we have spent a lot of time together, we respect each other to the fullest."

source: SportMob

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