Atletico Madrid star Koke has, on Thursday, fired something of a warning shot at Real Madrid counterpart Vinicius Jr.
The latest edition of the Madrid Derby, of course, is primed to play out this weekend.
With six games on the board in the La Liga campaign, the two heavyweight clubs of Spain’s capital will vie it out for supremacy once more, in what could well prove an important matchup when it comes to both the title race, and top-4 battle.
Visitors Real will head into proceedings as clear favourites to emerge triumphant, fresh off a flawless opening to the defence of their title.
And one member of Carlo Ancelotti’s ranks expected to play a central role, for good reason, comes in the form of Vinicius Jr.
Brazilian international Vinicius is in the midst of another stellar spell of form at present, having racked up five goals and two assists across his last six appearances in all competitions.
Should the explosive wide-man go on to add to his goalscoring tally once more at the Wanda Metropolitano this weekend, though, he may be forced to think twice about his ensuing celebration.
This comes with Atleti star Koke, on Thursday, have sent a crystal clear warning to Vinicius.
After being drawn on the prospect of Real’s gifted attacker breaking out his trademark post-goal antics, Koke warned that ‘there would be trouble, for sure’.