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Real Madrid superstar fuels Ancelotti to Brazil rumours: “I believe he wants to…”
In a season where Karim Benzema has failed to live up to his usual standards, Vinicius Jr has taken over as the difference-maker on the field for Real Madrid.
The 22-year-old winger has been in sublime form this season, scoring eight times and providing four assists in just 25 league appearances for the Merengues. He averages 2.5 shots and two key passes per game and has created nine big chances in the process.
Vinicius is currently on international duty with the Brazilian national team and spoke to GE Globo in depth about Carlo Ancelotti and racism. Here are the highlights from his interview.
The South American protege began his interview with a ground-breaking proclamation on Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti’s future. The Italian has been heavily linked with the vacant Brazil national team manager’s job and Vinicius claimed that Ancelotti could be keen on taking it.
He echoed the thoughts of his compatriot Ederson from earlier in the week saying: “I believe Ancelotti wants to become Brazil’s manager.”
The Brazilian has grown into one of the best players in the world under the Italian tactician in Madrid. He showered praise on his club coach and called him ‘the best’ he has worked with.
“Carlo Ancelotti is the best coach I ever worked with,” the 22-year-old exclaimed.
The interview then shifted direction towards the subject of racism, an atrocity the youngster finds himself prey to every week. Talking about the mental fortitude required to deal with it, he said,
“Not everyone can have the mentality I have, but having to talk about it in every interview is very sad,” he admitted.
Vinicius also spoke about how the continued exposure to racist abuse took a toll on him and how he was slowly opening up about the topic.
“Every day I am maturing and I am becoming better able to talk about it (racism),” Vinicius stated.
Finally, the 22-year-old made an inspiring announcement about his projects off the field and the development he was working on for the upliftment of children in his nation.
“Me and my family are thinking about starting an anti-racist project for the children in Brazil,” he concluded.
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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report
Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.
Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.
In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.
This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.
The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.
Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.
Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.
Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.