Vinicius is having his best individual season in terms of numbers. At the same time, he has to face constant attacks from opponents who try to stop him in any way they can.
It is often said that Vinícius is a great provocateur who tries to frustrate the opponent’s spectators and is constantly arguing with the judges.
He has already received 10 yellow cards in Spanish competitions this season and one single one in international matches, including the World Cup. That’s saying something.
There is a hunt for Vinícius in La Liga on outdoor pitches that has gone beyond all limits. It has become a tradition for the entire stadium to chant whether Vinícius is “dying” or racist slurs at monkeys.
The Brazilian footballer is often targeted by his opponents on the pitch. Vinícius has had to deal with a lot of harsh tackles that have been far from causing him serious health problems.
This included several punches to the face, elbows and other unsportsmanlike conduct. In the Girona game, for example, a home defender kicked the ball in stoppage time to a prone Vinícius, who went to complain to the referee and who got a yellow card? Vinícius.
Sharp slips on the ankle, Paulista’s furious kick or “hockey trees” are all things Vinícius has to deal with.
But even that hasn’t stopped him, and he’s already surpassed his personal best from last season with 22 goals and 18 assists. And he still has a few La Liga games, the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League semi-finals to go.
Source: Twitter, La Liga
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