ESPANYOL 2 - 4 REAL MADRID

Vinicius: "I've just arrived and I'm playing. I'm so happy"

The Real Madrid youngster spoke after his side's relatively comfortable victory at the home of Espanyol, praising his strike partner, Karim Benzema.

After a 2-4 victory over Espanyol, Vinicius Jr looked back on a very satisfying evening's work, and had special praise for Karim Benzema who appears to be hitting a rich vein of form.

Vinicius highlights Benzema influence

"We played very well again," said the young Brazilian, "and the group is getting stronger with the returns of Asensio, Bale...

"We have to win games and get to the Champions League in the best possible form," he added.

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When asked about what manager Santiago Solari has been saying, he qualified what was needed.

"You have to have personality and play well. The group has also helped me a lot."

The attention then turned to his teammate, Benzema.

"He's incredible," the youngster said, "And today he has had a game that he'll not forget. He's a crack and we're happy for him. It's really easy to understand him. I have a good understanding with him and he has done everything to help me adapt and play well. He's going to score many goals."

On life in Madrid, the exciting forward was clear: "I've just arrived and I'm already playing. I'm very happy."