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Paquetá: “Vini will have opportunities to help the national team”

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paquetá considered this Tuesday that his compatriot and friend Vinícius Junior he is an increasingly “stronger” player who, over time, will also deliver a “great performance” in the national team. “I am very happy for the moment of Vini. He always looked for it, he always fought for it and now he is doing very well “in the Real Madrid, said Packet at a press conference in Sao Paulo, where he is concentrating on the Canarinha to prepare for the qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar against Colombia and Argentina.

The Olympique de Lyon footballer added that this good moment is “a credit” to Vinícius himself and the “great job he has been doing” with his club, where he has had a promising start to the season and is the undisputed starter at the front of the Madrid attack. TO Paquetá and Vinícius They are united by “a very strong friendship” that was forged when both coincided in the lower categories of the Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro and now they have met again in the Brazilian team.

However, only the first has managed to settle in the calls of coach Tite, while the second, despite his good form in the Real Madrid, is cited by the selector intermittently. In fact, at first, Vinicius stayed out for the matches against Colombia and Argentina, but then it was repeated by the technical commission when the forward’s injury was confirmed Roberto Firmino.

“Adaptation is everything and he (Vinícius) has been growing, has been developing and has become an increasingly strong player,” he said. Packet. “At the right time he will be able to perform well here as well, with more opportunities to help the national team,” he added.

Brazil will receive Colombia next thursday at the stadium NeoQuímica Arena of Sao Paulo and five days later he will face Argentina, on San Juan, in what will be his last game of the year.

The Canarinha is one step away from getting your math ranking for Qatar 2022, as it is the undisputed leader of the South American qualifiers, with 31 points in 11 games.

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