Vinicius Junior has said he is ready to fight for a place in the Real Madrid first team and will work hard to adapt as quickly as possible.
Vinicius joined up with Madrid for preseason training, with FIFA rules meaning he had to wait until he was 18 before a €45 million transfer, agreed last summer with Flamengo, could go through.
Madrid were reported to be considering loaning him out nextseason, but he said he expected to remain at the club.
“I am staying at Real Madrid with the first team,” he said. “I will play some games with Castilla [the youth team] to adapt as quickly as possible.
“I can do everything I did at Flamengo, and do better. I will show I am ready to play and show everything possible as quickly as I can. I know the adaptation will not be easy, but I am ready to do
whatever is necessary.
“I am coming from Flamengo, another club with a lot of pressure. The people around me are here to help me with this. I never think of failing, just succeeding, winning as much as possible.”
Vinicius has spent the week training under new Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui ahead of the International Champions Cup in the United States.
“Football is a bit different here, but coach Lopetegui is helping me a lot, telling me what I must do, how I can improve,” he said.
“This is the best opportunity a football player can have.
“I will sacrifice a lot to show I deserve this opportunity. But sacrifice is not something new for me