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Real Madrid's Vinicius keen on playing with 'idol' Neymar

Real Madrid's Vinicius keen on playing with 'idol' Neymar

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Los Blancos' young Brazilian has impressed since making his way into the first team at the Bernabéu, and has his sights on other goals.

Real Madrid's rising star Vinicius Jr has spoken about his dream of playing alongside his idol, Neymar, his compatriot who has been heavily linked with a move back to LaLiga from his current home in Paris.

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The 18-year old forward was interviewed by Esporte Interativo and spoke about his admiration for a player he considers his idol.

"At Real Madrid or for the national team, I want to play with Neymar," said Vinicius. "I want to play alongside him. I followed him from when he was young and he started at Santos."

Also discussed in the interview was the pressure that is associated with playing for a club of the stature of Real Madrid, following his time at Flamengo in Brazil.

"The pressure is very similar," he said, "They are two of the biggest clubs in the world."