Vinicius gets dark

Vinicius Junior He seems to have used up all the effectiveness he showed during the first games of the season. He has not seen the door since the Valencia game, four games in which the team has missed what is still its second highest goals of the season with five goals. A flashback of a situation that he has experienced on other occasions in his career in white.

According to data from Opta, his success rate was outstanding, analyzing from the debut against Alavés to the heroic victory at Mestalla with him as the protagonist. He scored a goal every 3.2 shots. Against him I raised, he shot twice on goal and scored two goals. Another great game took place against him Valencia, where he tried his luck three times to score a goal. Nevertheless, in the last four games his average has skyrocketed.

Against Mallorca he did not score despite the fact that Madrid thrashed 6-1. He shot four times, only two of them on target, and none of them was worth scoring. He had similar numbers against Villarreal: he also shot four times and only one had to be stopped by Rulli. A few days later, in Champions against the Sheriff, five of the more than 30 shots from Madrid were generated in his boots, two of them, in the direction of goal. Finally, last Sunday against Espanyol, he didn’t increase the stat because he didn’t even get a chance to shoot at goal.

Adding up all your attempts, Vinicius has accumulated 13 shots in the last four games without celebrating a goal. If we take into account the whole season, his success rate is 17% (29 shots, eight of them in the Champions League, for five goals). A far cry from the 31% he left in the first six games.

The former Flamengo is still as active as ever. Help the team with its constant imbalance. Without going any further, he is, together with Betic Fekir, the player who has completed the most dribbles in LaLiga this season (25). He has also provided two assists. However, the Bernabéu asks him for success in the last meters, his main must since he arrived at Madrid in 2018. The player himself is aware that he must progress in this aspect and continues to train him both as a group and individually to improve his figures. Both Ancelotti and his teammates need him to recover the success to overcome the first game crisis and results of the season.

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* Data updated as of October 4, 2021