Real Madrid captain sends warning message to Vinicius Jr

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Barcelona legend Carles Puyol recently said he’d love to have a talk with Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr over his behaviour.

During Real Madrid’s game against Rayo Vallecano, Vinicius Junior had an altercation with an opposition player, and also picked up yet another yellow card.

The Brazilian is among the players with the most bookings this year, and Puyol believes the Real Madrid forward should be spoken to.

Vinicius had clashed with Barcelona boss Xavi during the Clasico last month after the Brazilian forward appealed for a free-kick.

Vinicius also infuriated Barca fans late as he strolled off the pitch and sarcastically applauded as Raphinha tried to push him over the touchline.

Vinicius was also involved in a confrontation with Sevilla players during their match last month.

Nacho, speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League match with Braga, has said Puyol is right, and is also urging Vinicius Jr to keep improving on his temperament.

“We have talked a lot with Vini since he arrived at Madrid,” Nacho said, as reported by Marca.

“He is the type of player who feels the most provocations due to the way he plays because he is always confronting, always damaging his opponent.

“We talked to him so that he is calm. Let him know. Focus on playing because it is the most important thing.

“Little by little he’s getting better, but he’s got a lot of character, here, we take great care of him.

“And Puyol’s words, if he tells him things to help him, then perfect.”