Real Madrid foreword, Vinicius Junior, has made promises to his teammate and “friend” Karim Benzema after the Frenchman lost out of the 2021 Ballon d’Or award on Monday.
Vinicius said he would help Benzema, who he described as his best friend on the pitch, win the Ballon d’Or “because we are very close and we always look to link up.”
Speaking with Marca on Tuesday, the 21-year-old Brazil International also stressed that he wants to achieve a lot of success at Real Madrid.
Benzema narrowly missed out on the 2021 Ballon d’Or award, finishing in fourth place, behind Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowksi, Jorginho.
Vinicius wants to help the Frenchma win France Football’s prize before he retires.
“He’s impressive. He makes everything difficult look easy,” he told Marca.
“He’s a great footballer, I love playing with him and I want to help him stay here for a long time and do my best to help him win the Ballon d’Or one day.”
Ballon d’ Or: Vinicius picks player to win award this year