Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

'Don't Compare Real Wonderkid To Messi!'

With Real Madrid wonderkid Vinicius Junior recently drawing comparisons to superstar Lionel Messi, one of FC Barcelona's veteran players has warned against likening the youngster to the Argentine.

'I Thought I Was The King Until I Saw Messi'

The 18-year-old winger was a constant threat in Real's 3-0 loss to the Catalan club at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night, but was unable to convert his chances.

The Brazilian went past Barca's defenders with ease at times, and many have since likened his dribbling ability to that of a young Messi.

Blaugrana left-back Jordi Alba, however, feels that comparing Vinicius to whom he believes is the best player in the world is silly.

"In the end, we're comparing him to the best in the world... bloody hell!" he told COPE.

"Vinicius is a great player. I have never said anything bad about him... We have to be sensible about it, we have to be honest.

"He is a fantastic player, one who is giving a lot to Madrid, despite his tender age. It is not easy at a huge club like Real Madrid that a kid, just 18 years old, to be creating the chances and be one of the stars in every game. That is not easy.

"But the comparison (with Messi) does not do him or anyone else any good."

Real Star Clarifies His Messi Comments

Vinicius has played 26 times across all competitions for Los Blancos' senior side so far this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further 12 strikes along the way.

Are you excited to see what the future holds for the winger? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Reports: Juve Want Out-Of-Favour African Star


Top 5

10 Images Of The Weekend’s Nedbank Cup Action

7 Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM in Nedbank Cup

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

21 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mosimane Explains Gripe With MDC

26 Feb 24, 2020 01:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

53 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs’ Middendorp: We Couldn’t Unlock Them

81 Feb 24, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Bucs Stars Dazzle In Pule’s Mashonisa

16 Feb 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Lambo, Bentley, Now Rolls Royce Next On The Agenda For Ndlovu?

4 Feb 26, 2020 02:30 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Pogba Makes Liverpool Admission

21 Feb 25, 2020 10:32 AM in Manchester United

10 Of Ronaldo's Cheapest Cars, Including A R2m Bentley & R1.2m Audi

4 Feb 25, 2020 03:01 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Rantie Spotted At PSL Club

31 Feb 25, 2020 05:02 PM in Siyagobhoza

Middendorp Feels Chiefs Deserved A Penalty

30 Feb 24, 2020 04:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

PSL Confirm Date And Time For Nedbank Cup QF Draw

16 Feb 24, 2020 03:12 PM in Nedbank Cup

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Big PSL Contracts Being Discussed…

10 Feb 24, 2020 02:43 PM in PSL