Carlo Ancelotti Wants Vinicius Junior Protected at All Cost As Real Madrid Manager Pleads for Respect

Carlo Ancelotti Wants Vinicius Junior Protected at All Cost As Real Madrid Manager Pleads for Respect

  • Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti wants Vinicius Junior to be respected by the opposition as he believes the Brazilian is being targeted
  • Ancelotti has admitted Vinicius can be provocative at times but revealed the Brazilian suffers more tackles and slaps on the pitch than anyone else
  • Vinicius Junior is expected to feature in Real Madrid’s final La Liga game against Cadiz before joining the Brazilian national team for the World Cup

Carlo Ancelotti has come to the defence of Real Madrid attacker, Vinicius Junior after the Brazilian forward has been tagged as provocative due to his style of play.

Vinicius Junior has been one of Real Madrid’s standout players this season, but the 22-year-old has been heavily vilified for his goal celebrations and taunting of opponents.

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior, Los Blancos, La Liga, Spain. Rayo Vallecano
Carlo Ancelotti believes Vinicius Junior is not being protected enough in La Liga. Photo by Soccrates Images
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According to Marca, Ancelotti has admitted to Vinicius’ provocative nature but has called for the Brazilian to be respected as he receives more slaps and fouls than anyone else.

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"I agree, it seems that Vini is a provocateur, and he is the one who receives more fouls, more slaps, more pushes. The reality is different, and we should not disrespect him either in football or personally.

Vinicius Junior has been named in Brazil’s 23-man squad for Qatar 2022 and is expected to feature for Los Blancos’ final league game against Cadiz on Thursday, November 10.

Ancelotti wants Vinicius to stay calm

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has advised Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior to always stay calm and stop responding to every form of provocation, Football Espana reports.

Vinicius Junior did not score or assist as Real Madrid lost to Rayo Vallecano on Tuesday but still found himself in the headlines for his protests and what some are interpreting as provocation.

Ancelotti has asked for more protection for the Brazilian forward as he believes the 22-year-old is constantly being targeted by the opposition.

Cádiz encourage Real Madrid to drop Vinícius Jr

Earlier, Sports Brief reported playing against Vinícius Júnior, Éder Militão, and Rodrygo is a daunting task for any team.

The three Brazilians have been in impressive form for Real Madrid this season, and the sight of their names on the scoresheet is enough to frighten any team.

Cádiz CF certainly knows that they will be in for a tough time if the Brazilian trio plays against them, and they are hoping to avoid it.

Source: Sports Brief News