Refs aren't punishing opponents for fouls

Vinicius Junior acknowledged referees are failing to adequately punish opponents for fouling him, after the winger scored — however was additionally yellow carded himself — in exact Madrid’s three-1 comeback win over Espanyol in LaLiga.

Espanyol went forward by Joselu inside the eighth minute on the Bernabeu on Saturday, earlier than Vinicius equalised and Eder Militao‘s header put Madrid in entrance, earlier than substitute Marco Asensio scored a third purpose in added time.

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Vinicius has scored 19 targets in all competitions for Madrid this season however has been focused by opposition defenders attempting to impact his performances.

“Referees do not give fouls and additionally they do not give yellow playing cards,” Vinicius advised ESPN. “gamers can foul me 15 occasions and, finally, when the sport is inside the 88th minute, the referee provides a yellow card.

“gamers ought to take into consideration a methodology to cease me, and, by doing that [committing fouls and not being punished], it turns into very straightforward for them. i do not choose the gamers, however I choose the referees, as a outcome of they ought to use the foundations precisely.”

Vinicius may be the most fouled participant in LaLiga this season, having been fouled 89 occasions — effectively forward of second-positioned Isi Palazon of Rayo Vallecano with sixty six — however has been proven eight yellow playing cards himself, typically for complaining about his remedy by opponents.

“i am not asking for anyone to shield me,” he acknowledged. “no particular person has protected me in my life, besides my teammates, my dad and mom and the people that like me… What i’ve to do is to try to maintain a clear head.

“clearly, I make errors usually, i am solely 22 years outdated. i will make an supreme deal of errors. however I actually ought to make fewer errors and take a look at and proceed studying.”

Vinicius has suffered racist abuse from followers on a quantity of occasions this season and has criticised soccer authorities in Spain, saying they are not appearing to sort out the draw again.

“I want it is in all probability dropped at an finish,” he advised ESPN. “I want I did not ought to discuss about it each time I do an interview. nonetheless it is a very troublesome topic.

“probably some people who are struggling racism aren’t as calm as i am, and haven’t bought the assist I do. it would in all probability have an effect on people masses, nonetheless it is important to maintain a clear head.”

exact Madrid’s win over Espanyol left them six factors behind leaders Barcelona on the very larger of the LaLiga desk, forward of Barca’s sport at Athletic membership on Sunday.


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