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Alvaro Morata defends Real Madrid superstar’s celebration style: “Everyone has the right”



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A lot has been made of Vinicius Jr’s Samba dance celebration in recent days. The youngster’s post-goal ritual is considered offensive and disrespectful by some sections, however, it has always been the norm for Brazilians to be edgy with their celebrations.

Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata was asked his opinion on the situation earlier this week and he proceeded to defend the Real Madrid player by saying (h/t MARCA):

“He is a good boy and I don’t think he wants to offend anyone. Everyone has the right to celebrate goals as they like as long as it is with respect towards us and our fans.”

This becomes significant given that the two Madrid-based sides are set to clash this weekend. Needless to say, there is tension over how Vinicius’ celebration will be taken by fans in Wanda Metropolitano during the heat of a derby.

Los Rojiblancos’ captain Koke gave his two cents on the matter too but was not optimistic of it going down well at the Metropolitano.

Real Madrid are currently unbeaten in eight games and face their biggest threat yet on Sunday night. It will not be easy for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, especially given that they will be without the services of Karim Benzema.

All eyes will thus be on Vinicius to make the difference for the men in white. In just five league appearances, the 22-year-old has four goals and an assist to his name and seems set to break records this season.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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