Signed in the same vein as Rodrygo and Vinícius Jr., Reinier Jesus was brought to Real Madrid from Brazil to make up the future of the Real Madrid attack. However, he has been struggling to find his feet, and Saturday’s events will only pile on to his misery.
Reinier was not included in the starting lineup for Girona’s game against Espanyol, but as the team was in the lead in the second half, coach Míchel instructed the young player to begin warming up.
In the 72nd minute, he approached the assistant referee and said, “you’re very bad, very bad”, and following the assistant passing on the message to the referee, Reinier was shown a straight red card.
Diario As report Míchel’s comments after the game regarding the incident. He had already been warned by the referee that he could send off a player on the bench, shortly before Reinier’s outburst.
“He must learn from this, because I was about to put him on. I don’t like these situations in the slightest,” said the Girona coach.
Reinier has struggled to play this year due to a string of injuries, and his upcoming suspension makes a poor season even tougher. The young player Real Madrid envisaged becoming a future star has only played 32 minutes in 2023.
Nicolás Antúnez de Mayolo | GSFN