Former Real Madrid midfield maestro Guti has lavished praise on Vinicius Junior, claiming the Brazilian wunderkind is in even better form than fellow phenom Kylian Mbappé.
The 22-year-old Vinicius has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 21 goals and providing 16 assists in 45 matches across all competitions to establish himself as an integral part of Real Madrid’s attack.
His breathtaking dribbling, pace and flair have tormented defenders all season and helped propel Real to the top of La Liga and into the Champions League quarterfinals.
Speaking on El Chiringuito, Guti gushed about Vinicius’ ability and potential for greatness. “It’s incredible. The way he puts fear into defenders, how easily he can dribble one way or another. When he has more consistency with his final ball, he’ll be a god of football,” he said.
When asked if Vinicius is performing at a higher level than Mbappé right now, Guti responded emphatically: “Of course. Current form? Number one right now.”
Vinicius Junior’s Sensational Form: Guti’s Verdict
While Mbappé has notched 31 goals for Paris Saint-Germain this season, Guti believes Vinicius has the edge. The former Real playmaker added that if Vinicius can become more consistent, he is capable of reaching the pinnacle of football stardom.
Vinicius’ combination of skill, speed and creativity was on full display against Chelsea in the Champions League, where he provided an assist for Marco Asensio. He poses a constant threat to opponents with his pace, dribbling and unpredictability.
Although Mbappé is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, Vinicius has shown he has the ability to match or even surpass the French superstar for years to come.
In addition to his club exploits, Vinicius Junior has earned 21 caps for Brazil and played in the 2022 World Cup. At just 22, his potential seems limitless. If he can maintain his sizzling form, Vinicius may soon ascend to the pantheon of footballing gods, just as Guti predicted.