Vinicius has become such an important player for Real Madrid in recent weeks and is one of the main reasons for their upturn in form.
He was a leading creative spark at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg and then again in the Madrid derby at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, winning the penalty that saw Sergio Ramos put Los Blancos in front.
While there may be the occasional loss of possession, which is normal for an 18-year-old, the Brazilian is proving so effective that Real Madrid are directing more and more of their attacking play down the left.
Against Girona in the Copa del Rey and against Alaves in LaLiga Santander, 50 percent and 40 percent of their respective attacks went through Vinicius‘ side of the pitch, compared to 28 percent and 31 percent on the right.
This pattern continued even away at Barcelona in the cup, when 45.7 percent of their moves forward were on the Brazilian’s side.
Then, away at Atletico, the percentage of attacks down the left was 45 percent, way above the percentages for moves through the centre or along the right.