“You’re good, don’t lose your temper on the pitch”.
“Carlos Puyol has advised Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr. that he is the best player in the world, but that he would be even better if he could control his temper on the pitch,” Spain’s ‘As’ reported on June 6 (KST).
Real Madrid drew 0-0 with Rayo Vallecano in the 12th home round of the 2023-2024 Spanish La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. It was a disappointing draw at home against relative underdogs Rayo, but once again, Vinicius was on the chopping block.
Vinicius was heavily scrutinized by Rayo that day, committing rough fouls and reckless tackles on opponents without the ball. He also caused a stir when he allegedly challenged Rayo goalkeeper Dribevski during the game, saying, “Let’s have a fight off the pitch”.
As good as he is, Vinicius has been linked to a number of issues on the European stage. He has been the victim of racist accusations without his knowledge, and his personal style of play has made him public enemy number one in Spanish soccer.
Real’s nemesis, FC Barcelona legend Puyol, had some serious advice for Vinicius. He advised him to work on his overly personalized personality, not his style of play. In fact, Vinicius had clashed with an opponent again the day before against Rayo.
Puyol said: “Vinicius is a top player. He makes the difference on the pitch. Even though we lost at the Camp Nou, you have to respect the 카지노 Real players,” he said, “but I want to talk to him. I think he can do better if he changes his attitude a little bit. I’d like to have a chat with him,” he added, offering advice and affection for his junior.
In reality, Puyol is a Barça player, but he’s also close to Real and is known for his leadership of the invincible fleet in its heyday. That’s why he’s able to offer advice, not criticism, to the Real player. It will be interesting to see how the sincere advice of an opposing legend will affect Vinicius.