He scored a goal and had a strong performance this Thursday against AEK Athens. Vitinha He may have scored points in the mind of Gennaro Gattuso. Created for the first time since the Italian’s appointment, the former Braga top scorer volunteered for 73 minutes before making way for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. By doubling down on the ball, the Portuguese produced one of his best performances since arriving in Marseille.
on RMCDaniel Riolo returned to the 23-year-old striker’s performance, considering that the latter deserves more playing time: “He scored a goal and got the penalty that turned the game around! I might make people cheer, but I think the question of competition with Aubameyang arises. We are facing someone who has been disappointing since arriving at Marseille, while Vitinha, from the little we see, has not given him confidence. Can the question of healthy competition be raised? At the moment, Aubameyang is playing for his position. No one is making Vitinha look like a big name, but we can ask ourselves the question that arises when we see Aubame’s performance. Doesn’t Vitinya, whom we trust most, deserve to be seen more often? As a reward for what he shows when he is on the field. He needs cuddles and trust. “He shows his level. He runs and passes. There is someone to whom we gave everything and someone we do not trust.”
Having scored three goals this season, Vitinha has finally lived up to expectations and established himself as a real replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. It now remains to be seen whether the Portuguese will be able to change the hierarchy in attack.