Vinicius Junior has admitted that he struggled when first played on the right wing under Zinedine Zidane.
The Brazilian has been shunted out of position since the arrival of Eden Hazard, who will almost certainly take his preferred spot on the left when he returns from injury.
"At every club, the right-footed players like to play on the left, like Hazard does," Vinicius told the Brazilian press while on international duty.
"It's the same here. Each player has their own characteristics and it's the coach that decides.
"It's always really difficult to begin with, but I'm adapting well in my new position.
"I'm training and asking Zidane [about it], who is putting me there.
"Left or right, having the chance to play on both wings helps me at Real Madridand in the [Brazilian] national team."
Vinicius is in line to make his senior debut for Brazil in the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru and the winger has recognised his meteoric rise to the top.
"It's all part of the journey," he noted.
"I got injured at the best moment of my career and I couldn't come [to the Copa America], but I knew that God had a plan for me, and my family assured me that the right moment would come.
"Now I'm here and I'm very happy.
"I'm here at 19 years of age after a great season with Real Madrid in my first year in Europe.
"I'm happy about my journey and for everyone that's helped me like Casemiro and Marcelo at Real Madrid.
"They always gave me the necessary support to get the best out of me."
The 2022 World Cup is just over three years away and Vinicius is aiming to represent his country in Qatar.
"I want to play, without a doubt," he stated.
"I hope to have improved a bit [by then].
"I've improved a lot in the last year; now I have the chance to improve alongside the best of this country."