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Zidane Says Vinicius Will Have To Learn To Live With Criticism

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says was pleased with Vinicius Junior’s match winning display against Barcelona on Sunday, but says the player will have to learn to live with criticism.

The Brazilian opened the scoring in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Barca in the Bernabeu, becoming the youngest player to score in a Clasico this century. He was criticised for his reaction to defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League last week.

The player claimed that referees have it in for Real Madrid. Zidane insists that dealing with the fallout from that is all part of life for a Madrid player. “It was good, he scored an important goal in an important game and I am happy for him," Zidane said post-match.

"His effort is not only with the ball but also defensively he did a great job, that is what I want to highlight, that solidity that we managed to defend all together.

"He has good conditions but we don't control what is said outside, sometimes the criticisms are complicated and he has to live with that, this is Real Madrid."


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