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La Liga defender fires shot at Vinicius Jr amid fouling controversy: “There’s a reason why”



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Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr is the most fouled player in La Liga this season and has been the subject of harsh treatment in multiple games.

The forward himself has complained about his treatment by La Liga defenders multiple times in the past while Real Madrid, too, have issued concern about the same.

In a recent interview, RCD Mallorca defender Pablo Maffeo, who has had a few altercations with Vinicius in the past, was asked about the Brazilian. The former Stuttgart starlet offered an interesting response, accusing the player of a poor attitude toward opposition players.

“Maybe it’s not that we all hate Vinicius, it’s that there’s a reason why. When you’re hot and he tells you you’re going down to the 2nd division, it stings, it stings inside,” he said (h/t MARCA).

Maffeo explained the situation around Vinicius, suggesting that the Brazilian, too, might be to blame for the way defenders treat him.

At school, they told me that I was behaving badly, and my mother told me that it couldn’t be that all the teachers had a bad thing for me. ‘You may have also done bad things,’ she told me, and I think the same thing happens with Vinicius,” he added.

Pablo Maffeo’s comments on Vinicius come just weeks before Real Madrid lock horns with Mallorca in La Liga, at the start of February. The two players are likely to be pitted against each other once again.

Vinicius will be certainly hoping to prove a point, but the Brazilian may once again receive another harsh treatment from the Mallorca defensive line that involves Maffeo.

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  1. Pat Grey

    January 25, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Vinicius sometimes invites fouls by holding on to the ball unnecessarily longer, and by his sometimes senseless dribbles! If he wants to reach his full potential, Biniciius must learn how to quickly pass balls to his team mates when he realizes he cannot zip his way through a pack of players! Messi does that all the time, and that, among other talents he has, has made him arguably the best player in modern football.

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Real Madrid could face a ‘shock exit’ from a player whose contract is not expiring – report



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Real Madrid are bracing themselves for a busy summer ahead. The club have been rocked by news of Marco Asensio’s potential exit, with Paris Saint-Germain on the verge of securing his services in the coming summer.

Karim Benzema might follow suit as the veteran forward is strongly considering a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, even though he was close to extending his contract at Real Madrid earlier this year.

Now, COPE (h/t Madrid Xtra) is claiming that another Real Madrid player, who will not be out of contract this summer, could shockingly leave the club at the end of the season.

It might not necessarily be bad news for Real Madrid, though, considering there are multiple first-team stars that the club would like to get rid of. Eden Hazard tops the list, but it appears the Belgian has his heart set on remaining at the Bernabeu until 2024.

Therefore, a more logical candidate could be Ferland Mendy. The left-back has become an unwanted figure at Real Madrid, following his struggles with injuries. Many have also pointed out his limited potential.

This has led to speculations linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu, with Arsenal among the clubs interested in his services. Real Madrid, for their part, appear willing to sanction the sale of the left-back this coming summer.

The club have also kickstarted their pursuit of a new left-back, with Alphonso Davies emerging as the potential candidate. However, signing the Canadian international could prove to be tricky, even though his contract renewal talks with Bayern Munich have been postponed until next year.

Real Madrid, though, have brought back Fran Garcia, who will join the team at the start of next season. It remains to be seen whether the youngster has what it takes to become a prominent fixture in the Real Madrid starting eleven next season.

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