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Atletico Madrid president on Vinicius Jr’s celebration: “I’m going to ask him to teach me”

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Speaking on Radio MARCA, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has opined on the controversy surrounding Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr’s dancing celebrations after he scores a goal.

The Brazilian was targeted by RCD Mallorca stars in Real Madrid’s last La Liga clash for his celebrations and flair-filled display.

Following that Atletico Madrid captain Koke commented that the crowd at the Civitas Metropolitano might not take it well if the 22-year-old pulled out the dance at any point during the derby.

At the same time, the president of the Spanish Football Agents Association made a remark that had a racist connotation against Vinicius, which has blown the issue to a whole new level.

Since then, the Brazilian international has garnered a lot of support from the entire footballing community.

And now, Atletico Madrid president, Enrique Cerezo has also weighed in on the topic, claiming that Vinicius is well within his right to celebrate as he deems fit. The Rojiblancos’ supremo even joked that he would seek dancing tips from the Brazilian.

“If Vinicius dances, I’m going to ask him to teach me how to dance the samba, because I have to go to Brazil. If he wants to celebrate it, let him celebrate with respect,” Cerezo said.

There have been reports that the Real Madrid forward is worried that Atletico fans might throw objects at him during the game. So, all eyes will be on Vinicius when the two teams take the field at the Civitas Metropolitano in a few hours’ time.

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  1. Mokgothu Edward Leboko

    September 19, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Why people like to take simple things to such extremes,can just a simple dance annoy people in this way?.Vinicious is just celebrating his goals,he doesn’t any gestures that might be interpreted as offending some.
    The boy plays football to his best,no one can do anything about it,leave him to it.

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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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