The bad news on Tuesday didn’t finish with the final whistle. The day after, Real Madrid announced that Vinicius Junior suffered from a serious injury and he will miss the next two months of competition, so he might be out for the rest of the season. The Brazilian suffers torn ankle ligaments.
Vinicius Junior couldn’t finish the first half of the clash against Ajax and he left the pitch crying. He knew something serious happened and, especially, he felt helpless because he was unable to compete in the toughest evening of the season. After the game, Vinicius couldn’t walk properly and the worst case scenario arrived in the morning when the doctors came up with this diagnosis.
Until that moment, it’s also true that Vinicius couldn’t dribble and be important as he was during the whole season. This time the Brazilian couldn’t participate in the game while Ajax were scoring their goals to beat Real Madrid at home. Some minutes later, also Lucas Vázquez had to be substituted but his injury seems less important.
Now, with Vinicius ruled out, the door is open for Marco Asensio. The Spaniard scored the only goal on Tuesday whereas Gareth Bale was completely irrelevant. In these last two months of competition, there will be minutes for everybody and they have to show that they are able to stay in Madrid or, at least, get a good transfer in the summer.
For this reason, Marco Asensio had to take his opportunity. Even if he is one of the players blamed by the supporters for his poor season, he is still quite young and can change his role in the team, especially thinking in the new season and the new coach. Meanwhile the supporters will miss Vinicius Junior, perhaps the only good piece of news during this season, together with Reguilón.