Is the jury still out on Carlos Vinicius? I’d say until he can somehow impress José Mourinho more significantly in training, then it absolutely is still out. I’ll take a goal under ANY circumstances. A goal is a goal is a goal. That said, Carlos needs to show us something more exciting than what he has. Maybe, the Portuguese Pulis is behind yet another player’s stunted growth, sure, maybe that’s the solution. In which case, when the folded-arms-boy is given a proper chance by a proper coach, only then will the full talent be allowed to emerge…
The key stat that few people are discussing today? This hard-done-by a superstar that lost possession 14 times.
But this was only part of the puzzle. Only 42% of the lad’s total actions were successful. What an ace! Wake up, Mourinho! Pfffft.