FC Barcelona’s team members are upset with Vinicius Jr, a winger for Real Madrid, due to his behavior during the recent El Clasico match on Wednesday. This resulted in the Catalans being eliminated from the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Vinicius played a pivotal role in the 4-0 second leg victory, which saw Los Blancos advance to the final with an aggregate score of 4-1. The defeat inflicted on the Blaugrana at Camp Nou was the worst they had suffered at the hands of their rivals in 60 years.
Vinicius scored the opening goal during stoppage time in the first half, and he provided an assist to Karim Benzema, who completed his second hat-trick since Sunday. However, instead of relying on his football skills, the 22-year-old engaged in scuffles with Gavi, Ferran Torres, and Ronald Araujo. They grew tired of his constant provocation of Barca’s fans and players and pushed him to the ground.
Television cameras captured Vinicius telling Torres that he is a “terrible player.” He also received a yellow card for clashing with Gavi, and his colleagues had to pull him away to prevent him from being sent off. After the game, Araujo advised Vinicius to concentrate on his game rather than riling up the opposition.
Initially, Araujo confessed that he became angry because Vinicius “was talking to my teammates all the time, messing with them.” He went on to explain that Vinicius is a great player who could improve even more if he focused on playing.
However, according to SPORT, Barca’s players are now “upset” with Vinicius for his behavior during the match, at a time when relations between players of the two teams have been respectful and friendly. The Catalan newspaper reports that Barca’s players did not understand Vinicius’s attitude from the start of the game, as he confronted several Blaugrana players and made derogatory comments.
The match on Wednesday was the final Clasico of the season after five encounters in the 2022/2023 season. It may be better for all parties involved if Vinicius cools off and reconsiders how he approaches his fellow professionals in the world’s biggest derby.