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Barcelona fullback Alba: Bloody hell! Don't compare Vinicius Jr with Messi

Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba has advice for Real Madrid fans.

Alba says comparing Vinicius Junior with Barca captain Leo Messi is way too premature.

He said: "In the end we're comparing him to the best in the world...bloody hell!

"Vinicius is a great player," he continued, "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."

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