Carlos Vinicius has admitted that he is approaching his challenge at Tottenham Hotspur with a simple mindset – to show what he can do with every minute of football he gets.
Some Spurs fans were relieved in the summer when Tottenham snapped up Vinicius on loan as the North Londoners looked like they had finally signed a suitable back up to Harry Kane, to take some pressure off the England captain.
However, the Brazilian has had to be extremely patient so far this campaign, with opportunities proving to be few and far between.
The 25-year-old impressed when he was handed game time in the Europa League group stages and netted a hattrick in the FA Cup third-round clash against Marine a couple of weeks ago.
However, even though he has shown he knows where the back of the net is, getting game time in the Premier League looks like a tough ask, with Spurs boasting of one of the best centre-forwards in world football in Kane.
When asked about what his objectives are for the rest of the season, Vinicius told ESPN Brasil (as translated by Sport Witness): “My goal here is simple, the faster I adapt, the more success I will have on the pitch.
“Here we have not only Kane, but several good strikers, top ones. Whatever it is, five, three or 90 minutes, my goal is to take those minutes that I’ll have, enjoy, work and prove that value to myself. That I’m in a position to be here.”
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It would be quite easy for someone in Vinicius’ position to get quite demotivated since there appears to be little he can do to get into the starting eleven. However, the Brazilian has worked his socks off every time he has been handed a start and whenever he has come on from the bench. I expect him to get a lot more opportunities over the next few months given the hectic schedule we have.
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