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Ex-Real Madrid captain Michel: Against Liverpool Vinicius Jr better than Raul

Former Real Madrid captain Michel is convinced by the quality of Vinicius Junior.

Vinicius scored twice in Real Madrid's Champions League victory over Liverpool and Michel says the performance was better than anything he saw from former teammate Raul.

He told AS: "He has found his place by having the confidence to play every Sunday. He seems to me to be a good player and in the pipeline.

"The best thing is to let him work and get that potential out. He also has to improve in his shortcomings. Football only allows extremes. You are a flop or you are good. Yesterday I saw that he was better than Raúl in his career.

"For Vinicius, what holds him back is his price. The pressure is the price. I don't know if any player from the academy has had these possibilities. People don't pay much attention to the passport and more to the price.

"When he arrived they believed that he was the new Mbappé, Neymar, Raúl ... So far he is more of a starter than in the Brazilian team. Even yesterday's game he has had difficulties."

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