World Cup 2022: Ancelotti Advises Brazil's Tite on Vinicius Jr

World Cup 2022: Ancelotti Advises Brazil's Tite on Vinicius Jr

  • Vinicius Junior has been in impressive form for Real Madrid this season
  • Tite wants to unlock the best version of the star to boost Brazil's chances
  • Tite recently approached Carlo Ancelotti on how to use Vini Jnr effectively

Vinicius Junior is finally reaching the same heights for Brazil that he has hit for Real Madrid.

Vini Jr opened the scoring for Brazil against South Korea in their Round of 16 fixture, as the South American side secured a 4-1 victory.

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Brazil's Tite recently reached out to Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti to get advice on how best to use Vinicius Jr. Image: Buda Mendes/ Manuel Reino Berengui/ Jose Breton.
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The reason for his upturn in form for Brazil has now been revealed.

As reported by Marca, Brazil's coach Tite sought advice from Carlo Ancelotti on getting the best out of the attacker.

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"I asked Ancelotti for advice on what we could do, what tactical features they used at Real Madrid, so that he would play like he does there for the national team," Tite explained.

He added that they discussed what offensive situations would give Vini more creative freedom.

“It is a beautiful and transparent thing of two technicians who want the best of him," he added.

Ancelotti's advice pays off

Whatever advice Ancelotti gave to Tite has gotten the desired effects. Vinicius not only opened the scoring for the Selecao, he also set up the team's fourth goal, which was scored by Lucas Paqueta. 

An impressive season at Madrid

As noted by Transfermarkt, the attacker has played 21 games this season for Los Blancos, scoring 10 goals and notching five assists. At this year's World Cup, he's played three games, scoring one goal and creating two assists.

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Vinicius Junior has finally scored in the World Cup, breaking his duck at the Mundial, Sports Brief also reported.

The Real Madrid winger, who has been a mainstay in Tite's starting XI, found the back of the net against South Korea in Brazil's round-of-16 clash.

Having featured in the Selecao's opening two group games, the 22-year-old failed to record his name on the score sheet despite numerous attempts.

Vinicius Jr to sue Nike

Vini Jr ordered his lawyers to attempt to get him out of his current deal with Nike, as he feels unfairly treated by the sportswear giant.

The 22-year-old, who signed a £7million-a-year agreement with the sportswear manufacturer to become one of their highest-profile clients, now wants to end their business.

The Brazil star is reportedly angry that the sportswear company gave him old boots last season, Sports Brief has reported.