Sun 19 February 2023 | 9:12

Ancelotti: Vinicius is an extraordinary footballer

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti praised Vinicius Junior's performance against Osasuna on Saturday.

Real Madrid

beat Osasuna on Saturday thanks to two late goals from Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio. They are now five points behind Barcelona, albeit Xavi’s side has a game in hand.

Vinicius Junior

scored twice, but both of his goals were ruled out as offside. He also created the first goal for Valverde.

After the match,

Carlo Ancelotti

praised the Brazilian winger's performance.

"It is clear that Vinicius is a player who makes a difference,"

he said at his post-match press conference.

"He played an outstanding game. He is an extraordinary footballer."

Ancelotti also admitted that his team suffered to beat Osasuna, but praised his players' patience.

"What I liked least is that we have done in the second half what we could have done in the first,"

he added.

"What I liked most is that the team has not lost its mind and has been patient [in the final stages].

"The team has played well. They have had to suffer when they had to suffer and we are very satisfied with that."

Real Madrid was without Karin Benzema, Toni Kroos, and Aurelien Tcouhameni ahead of the game against Liverpool in the Champions League at Anfield.

"We had a last-minute problem with Tchoaumeni, but we're fine,"

he continued.

"We will go into Tuesday's game with good dynamics. The players are recovering and we will arrive with all the confidence in the world."

source: SportMob

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