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Atletico Madrid captain sends warning to Vinicius Jr ahead of derby: “There will be trouble”

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Speaking to Movistar+, Atletico Madrid captain Koke has issued a warning to Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr ahead of the derby later this week.

Vinicius has made a blistering start to the season and has taken over the mantle of Real Madrid’s main man in attack in the injury-enforced absence of Karim Benzema.

However, he has been attracting criticism from some sections due to his occasional showboating and the dancing celebrations he brings out when he scores.

In their last La Liga match against RCD Mallorca, the opposition players targeted him and kept fouling him repeatedly as they tried to get into his head.

Tempers always tend to flare in Madrid derbies and the atmosphere at the Civitas Metropolitano will be hostile as Real Madrid look to extend their 100% record this season.

And, Koke was quizzed about how he thinks Atletico Madrid supporters would react if Vinicius brought out his dancing celebrations should he score on the day.

In response, the Rojiblancos skipper admitted that everyone has their own way of celebrating, but there could be problems if Vinicius dances in front of the away supporters.

“Everyone has their way of being and celebrates the goals as they want. But there will be trouble, for sure,” Koke said.

Real Madrid have won all of their fixtures across all competitions this season and are currently seated at the top of the La Liga table. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have made a mixed start to the campaign and will be targeting the derby to turn their fortunes around.

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  1. Walter Jisa

    September 15, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    He will even dance more coz lts way of celebrating

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Real Madrid €25 million-rated ace receives offer from Arsenal – report

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin is at a crossroads in his career, with several offers on the table, including one from Premier League club Arsenal, according to a report from Diario AS

It is understood that Lunin has grown tired of playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid and he feels that his performance last season warrants more playing time and equal opportunities. 

Although he will start training with Real Madrid today, it does not guarantee his future at the club.

Real Madrid, on their part, have offered Lunin a contract renewal, which he has yet to respond to. The club has proposed a renewal that would extend his stay until 2029, but the 25-year-old is still unsure about committing.

However, his hesitation is fueled by advice from those close to him, who encourage him to seek opportunities outside of Real Madrid. 

The situation is complicated

Lunin’s situation is complicated. Despite having a contract that runs until 2025, he has received numerous offers, some quite attractive, such as the one from Arsenal. 

Arsenal are interested in signing Andriy Lunin. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

However, Lunin remains undecided about his next move. His uncertainty is understandable given the setbacks he has faced, such as Courtois securing the starting position in crucial matches like the one at Wembley in the UEFA Champions League final. 

Lunin had shone in games against Leipzig, Manchester, and Munich, earning praise for his performances, yet he still finds himself in Courtois’ shadow.

The dilemma Lunin faces is significant, as his decision will impact several stakeholders. If he decides to leave Real Madrid, the club will need to find a replacement, with Kepa Arrizabalaga being a potential candidate

On the other hand, if Lunin chooses to stay, Real Madrid have no plans to alter their treatment of him.

For now, everyone is eagerly awaiting Lunin’s decision. His future is hanging in the balance, with the potential to shift the dynamics at Real Madrid and affect his career trajectory significantly. 

Will he stay and continue to fight for his place, or will he seize a new opportunity with a different club, perhaps in the Premier League? Only time will tell, but one thing is clear: Lunin’s next move will be a pivotal moment in his career.

*Player valuation in title obtained from transfermarkt.com on date of publication

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