Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that La Liga referees have been too quick to book Vinicius Junior.
Vinicius picked up his 10th yellow card of the campaign in their 4-2 win over Almeria on Saturday.
Karim Benzema scored a hat trick at the Santiago Bernabeu and Rodrygo Goes added a fourth as Madrid bounced back from their defeat at Girona in midweek.
Vinicius received a booking in the 37th minute, as referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez punished him for his response to a challenge by Almeria defender, Houboulang Mendes.
“It’s quite surprising that he’s had 10 yellow cards this season.
“The dirtiest midfielder in the league doesn’t have 10 cards! (Vinicius) has to improve, but he’s been given too many cards, and not enough were given for the kicks he’s received,” Ancelotti said after the game.