The Barcelona defender was quick to poke fun at his Real Madrid counterpart during Sunday night’s Clasico as Xavi Hernandez’s side rampaged in opposition territory to claim an impressive 4-0 La Liga win
Carlo Ancelottis Men, still level with hers Champions League Victory over Paris St Germaingreeted a Barcelona Page is slowly turning the tide on their recent fortunes, promising a dramatic clash. It didn’t disappoint as the visitors raged and, with no response, threw a four past their hosts.
former arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Barcelona before defender Ronald Araujo doubled the lead before the break. ex-Manchester City Forward Ferran Torres made the game beyond doubt with his third just two minutes after the restart and Aubameyang’s second sealed a dominant 4:0.
Keen-eyed fans caught a moment towards the end of the clash when former Manchester City defender Garcia took the opportunity presented by a four-goal cushion to taunt Vinicius Jr. Garcia, who was knocked off the ball by Adama Traore late in the clash, couldn’t let go and poked fun at the Brazilian by sarcastically exclaiming: “You’re going to win the Ballon d’Or next season? The Ballon d’Or?”
Garcia’s mockery was related to comments made by Vinicius earlier this season when he claimed he believed he could win football’s most prestigious individual award in the near future. Asked if he could snag the 2022 edition of the gong, the 21-year-old told Marca: “I have to work hard [to win the Ballon d’Or]. I have to keep playing here, do things well and always be at my best.
“If I keep playing like this, of course I can win, but the most important thing for me is to win with the team and win a lot of titles real Madrid.”
His comments suggest he has surprised himself with his own progress as Vinicius claimed in 2019 he couldn’t imagine winning the Ballon d’or for a while. “I see myself winning when I’m 25 or 26. I’ll be very good at that age.”
The idea that Vinicius Jr could one day be crowned the best footballer in the world is clearly shared by others at the Bernabeu. In November last year, Ancelotti said: Vinicius showed a quality today that I don’t think he’s shown before.
“It’s another step he’s taking to become one of the best in the world. Vinicius has the quality to one day win the Ballon d’Or. The most important thing is that he’s focused on being efficient. If If you get a chance, you have to take it.” it.”
Unfortunately, Sunday night wasn’t one of those times for the Brazilian.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/barcelona-real-madrid-clasico-vinicius-26515952 Eric Garcia destroyed Vinicius Jr with wild mockery as Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid