Sat 04 February 2023 | 15:39

Ancelotti backs Vinicius to perform against Mallorca

Having had a tough match against Mallorca in September, Ancelotti supports Vinicius to leave criticism behind.

Real Madrid

boss Carlo Ancelotti praised Brazilian winger Vinicius Jr. as a role model following some comments made by the Real Mallorca coach ahead of their game on Sunday.

Despite the 4-1 win at home for Real Madrid against Mallorca, Vinicius complained that Mallorca boss Aguirre was encouraging his players to hit Vinicius during the match. He ended up confronting Javier Aguirre. This drew a reaction from Mallorca captain

Antonio Raillo

who said: "

Vinicius should dance, but he shouldn't be disrespectful, he shouldn't insult or belittle his fellow professionals; then when he is branded as provocative he uses the race card."

Raillo has rehashed some of that argument this week as he told DAZN’s Twitch channel:

"If tomorrow I have to set an example for my son as a player, maybe I would give [Luka] Modric or [Karim] Benzema, but never him."

But Real Madrid boss begs to differ, as he backed Vinicius by saying:

"Vini's going to prepare for this game the same way as he does for all matches. He doesn't need a sit-down, for me to have a chat with him.

"For me, Vinicius is an example of a footballer. Youngsters like players with such quality. My grandchildren have his shirt and they don't want another one."



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