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Klopp makes clear his position on the troubles with Vinicius

Published:21/02/2023 - 00:04h

Updated:21/02/2023 - 00:04h

Jurgen Klopp referred sharply to Vinicius Jr.'s troubles in LaLiga. In the run-up to the Champions League match against Real Madrid, the German coach assured that nothing can justify the racist insults the Brazilian has received

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After a new day of marked League by the líos of Vinicius Jr. With rivals and fans, the Real Madrid will visit the Tuesday to the Liverpool by the gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League. In the previous to the duel in Anfield, Jurgen Klopp referred to the líos of the Brazilian in Spain, criticising tajantemente the racist insults that has received the player of 22 years this season by his attitude inside the field.

That if it does something in the field that can cost him which class of things? Racist? There is not at all in the world that can justify this, gives the same what do in the lawn, that do not know it, so I do not create... It imagines that I said that yes, that splits of his game can cause him... It is a complete madness", argued the German trainer, the one who already suffered to Vini in the last two seasons of Champions.

The one of Rio de Janeiro converted a doublet in the gone of quarter-finals of the 2020/21 (3-1), result that kept intact after the tie without goals registered in the turn in English floor. The past season, the extreme did the so much of the triumph in the final of Paris (0-1), a party in which the 'reds' were upper, but could not win the resistance of Thibaut Courtois unbeatable.

In this regard, Klopp desveló splits of his plan to brake to a Vinicius that comes to complete a good split the Saturday in front of Osasuna. (Goal cancelled and assistance). "What I know is that it is a player of world-wide class, that do not have to leave it only in situations of one against one, or leave him alone... It was this night, to a very young age, did not accelerate by the form in which it went the party neither in the decisive moment", said regarding the final of the past year.

The praises of Klopp to Vinicius

Besides, the technician 'network' did not repair in praises to the Brazilian, the one who adds 16 goals and 8 assistances in 34 parties this season. "I am safe that he already is a legend of the Real Madrid, to his short age, and expect that they do not abuse of him some idiots that say these things on him, but had not heard or read this type of things", said on the controversy that surrounds to the '20' in Spain.

To his time, Jurgen recognised that, further to brake to 'Vini', will be very complicated to neutralise the offensive power 'merengue'. "You try to deny them the passes but the problem that have is that if you can defend well to Vinicius, afterwards is Benzema or Rodrygo or the one who was. If you achieve to defend to these three... Afterwards it is Modric. Have players of world-wide class, it is necessary to defend them collectively. This is what will try", explained the German.

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