Carlo Ancelotti, manager of Real Madrid, has insisted that winger Vinicius Junior would not leave the club this summer after the Brazilian was subjected to racial insults last weekend in Valencia.
Vinicius has gotten encouragement from his Brazilian international colleagues, according to Ancelotti.
Vinicius was targeted by Valencia fans during Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat at the Mestalla on Sunday, with several making monkey motions and noises at the 22-year-old forward.
Ancelotti remarked in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, before of Real Madrid’s La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, when questioned about the player’s future at the club:
“Vinicius loves football and Vinicius loves Real Madrid. I think that he is not really planning to leave, that is not what he is thinking here.
“He has received support from his rivals, from his international teammates, from football legends, so in this respect, he is very calm.
“As I said, Vinicius loves Real Madrid, he loves living in this country and he wants his future to be related to this club. Obviously, these things upset you but his main idea is not to leave Real Madrid and the country.
“What he says is because he has certain feelings, but what he wants is to continue playing for Real Madrid.”