Vinicius Junior is widely regarded as one of the best wingers in the world, but like his Brazilian compatriot Neymar, he also has a tendency to provoke opponents.
Vinicius is a master at exposing defenders with his remarkable skill, but he also invites a lot of fouls and isn’t afraid to engage in confrontations.
Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr played a crucial role in his team’s 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening.
The South American scored the opening goal just before the half-time whistle, which tied the aggregate score.
He then provided an assist for Karim Benzema’s third goal of the match in the second half, securing Madrid’s place in the final against Osasuna in Seville on May 6.
Tempers flared towards the end of the game, as Vinicius got into a heated argument with a few Barcelona players, including Ronald Araujo.
What did Vinicius Jr say to Ferran Torres?
With a yellow card already to his name after being booked in the first half by referee Juan Martinez Munuera, Vinicius’s fellow teammates intervened to try and calm him down as tensions rose.
Vinicius was walking a tightrope, as another yellow card would have meant he would miss the Copa del Rey final due to suspension.
Barcelona’s Ferran Torres went over to the fired-up Vinicius and pointed his finger at the Brazil international before saying a few words.
With the cameras fixed on Vinicius, viewers were able to see the Brazilian say to Torres “Shut up, you’re terrible.”
Watch the footage here…
🤣 Vinicius Junior diciéndole a Ferrán lo que todos sabemos:
“CÁLLATE QUE ERES MALÍSIMO”
VINICIUS ES MI PADRE pic.twitter.com/6T4f6a1lDN
— Real Madrid Unido™ (@RMadridUniido) April 5, 2023
Catalan publicationMundo Deportivohave confirmed these were the words used by Vinicius towards Torres, the Spain international who arrived at Camp Nou from Manchester City in 2022.
— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) April 5, 2023
What have Barcelona players said about Vinicius Jr?
Araujo said Vinicius “needs to focus on playing football” following the heated semi-final second leg.
The Uruguayan centre-back added: “He is a great player, but my head got a little hot tonight because he kept telling our players this and that throughout the match.”
🎙️🚨| Ronald Araújo: “Vinicius needs to focus on playing football. He is a great player, but my head got a little hot tonight because he kept telling our players this and that throughout the match.” #fcblive pic.twitter.com/7Wa3dZWrwU
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) April 5, 2023
What did Vinicius Jr post on Instagram after El Clasico?
Following the match, Vinicius posted several photos of himself and his teammates celebrating their emphatic victory viaInstagram.
He wrote: “Comeback & Final = REAL MADRID”.
This led to a comment fromManchester United’sMadrid-born starlet Alejandro Garnacho, which has rattled a lot of Barcelona fans.