Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Guti has asserted that Vinicius Jr is presently in better form than Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe.
The 46-year-old added that the Brazilian is capable of becoming a “god of football” if he stays consistent.
Vinicius Jr has made himself a really integral player for Real Madrid and he has netted 21 goals and provided 16 assist in 45 matches in all competitions this term.
The Brazil International is only a goal shy from last campaign’s tally, and with 10 league matches, a Copa Del Rey final and possibly five more Champions League games still to play you would bank on him breaking the 30 goal mark.
Guti, in an interview with El Chiringuito said: “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.”
Guti Says the Brazilian is better than Kylian Mbappe
When questioned if Vinicius is better than Frenchman Kylian Mbappe presently, Guti answered: “Of course. Current form? Number one right now”
Vinicius Jr assisted Real Madrid to lift the UEFA Champions League last campaign, netting the winner in the final against English side Liverpool.
The former Flamengo attacker is focused on assisting Real Madrid to retain the UEFA Champions League and he was among the team that defeated Chelsea 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the quarter-final clash.
Vinicius made an assist for Marco Asensio and he was really a handful for the Chelsea defenders who found it hard to cope with his pace and flair.
Kylian Mbappe has netted 31 goals this season and is highly regarded as one of the big stars in world football, but Vinicius definitely has the quality and ability to go toe-to-toe with him for many years to come.
Alongside his achievements at Real Madrid, Vinicius has also made 21 appearances for the Seleção Canarinha of Brazil and he featured at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Vinicius Jr was excluded from FIFPro World XI shortlist
Earlier this year, FIFA came under huge scrutiny from fans after Vinicius Jr was omitted from FIFPro World XI shortlist despite a wonder season and year.
He won the UEFA Champions League, La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid but unfortunately that didn’t merit him a place at the 2022 FIFPro World XI shortlist.
Hopefully, his performances this campaign would not go unnoticed or possibly underappreciated like it was last season.
Vinicius Jr has netted 58 goals in 215 appearances for Real Madrid while for Brazil, the 22-year-old has scored 2 goals in 21 appearances for his nation.
He has also faced several issues lingering around racism since he made his debut for the Spanish side in the summer of 2018.