The former Brazilian footballer believes that his compatriot would have helped Real Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Real Madrid was eliminated by Manchester City in the round of 16 of the Champions League, and Rivaldo criticized Zinedine Zidane for not giving minutes of play to Vinicius in the second leg played in the Etihad Stadium.
“Really, it is difficult for me to understand why he did not play after what he had achieved this season, being one of the best wingers in LaLiga. And also, there was no news about injuries or something similar,” Rivaldo said about the absence of his compatriot.
And he added: “I am convinced that, had he played, it would have been a headache for Guardiola. But he was sitting for ninety minutes of the game, in such an important duel. Surely only Zidane and the kid know what happened and what happened. who spoke before the game, but from the outside it can only be understood as a strange decision. If there was nothing personal or injury, it is a controversial decision for Zidane and a difficult moment for Vinicius, who would have loved to take sides in such a duel. important of Champions “.
Finally, Rivaldo spoke of the duel between Bayern Munich and Barcelona for the quarterfinals of the continental tournament and, while acknowledging that the German team arrives with a better performance, he commented: “Give a clear favorite when you face a Barcelona full of The confidence that he has the best in the world, which is Leo Messi, seems a bit risky to me. “
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