Liverpool idol blasts Vinicius Junior and mocks Brazilian: “Joke”

Liverpool idol blasts Vinicius Junior and mocks Brazilian: “Joke”

Former Reds player leaves Brazilian off the 2023 list of best in the world and says that striker only plays against easy teams in Spain

It seems that the place Vinicius Junior is not among the best in the world for the 2023 season. At least that’s what the former defender of the Liverpool and the selection of England, Jamie Carragher. Currently a commentator on British television, the former player chose his team of the year and left the Brazilian striker for Real Madrid from the outside, mainly despising the La Ligabut also the merengue club itself and the number 7.

Debating with the former England full-back Gary Nevillegreat idol of Manchester United, during an appearance on the “Sky Sports” channel, both were presenting their team of the year for EA Sports FC, the most popular football video game in the world. When he heard his program partner describe Vini’s performance in 2023, with 18 goals and 17 assists in 44 games, Carragher spared no criticism in minimizing the Brazilian.

“What did Vinicius Junior do this season? (He did it) for Real Madrid, in a league joke. What did Real Madrid win? They didn’t even win La Liga. The teams he faces tend to be easy.”, said the ex-Liverpool player. In 2023, the merengue club won three titles: the Club World CupThe European Super Cup and the King’s Cup.

Already in Spanish Championship 2022/23, finished in second place, behind Barcelona. Vinicius Junior came sixth on the list of Gold ballbut was left out of the 12 nominated in the Fifa The Best. While Neville chose the Brazilian for his selection, Carragher preferred Lionel Messiwhich left the Paris Saint-Germain to play in Major League Soccerus U.Sfor the InterMiami. In 2023, the Argentine star led the Florida team to win the Leagues Cupbut fell short of qualifying for the MLS playoffs. “I would choose him (Messi) for what he did in MLS. Some of the goals and passes he made… it was unbelievable.”defended Jamie.

The disagreement between Carragher and Neville was also due to the position under discussion, as they were analyzing someone for the right wing of each team. Vinicius Juniors plays on the left side and both chose Kylian Mbappé to the post.

Source: sportbuzz

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