Vinicius Junior Says He's Not Afraid Of Lionel Messi

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Vinicius Junior has earned a lot of praise during Santiago Solari's first season in charge of Real Madrid, as the youngster has established himself in the team's starting XI.

Moreover, Vinicius excelled during his first ever Clasico against their longtime rivals FC Barcelona, and he made sure everybody knew a piece of his mind when talking about the upcoming first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals.

The spell is currently tied 1 goal apiece, and the 18-year old looks quite confident ahead of this upcoming clash, going as far to declare that Madrid is not scared of Lionel Messi.

“Messi is always there. He's an incredible player but we aren't scared of anybody. We're ready and have the best players in the world. We're ready for El Clasico. There's two in one week and we know all football fans look forward to them. I can't wait to play in it, it's a very important match. Every player would love to be involved in a Clasico!," Vinicius told reporters.

The Brazilian is still just a teenager but he's made an immediate impact for Los Blancos thanks to his ability to set the pace and make defenders fall on their back with his dribbling skills. So far, he's already scored 4 goals in 25 caps for Los Blancos.