Celta punish Cabral for ‘private matter’

Eduardo Berizzo has confirmed that Gustavo Cabral was recently told to train away from Celta Vigo’s first team for 10 days due to an act of indiscipline.

Cabral is no stranger to controversy, having allegedly assaulted a bystander on a night out last year, and though he has since returned to training with his colleagues, Berizzo refused to state whether the defender would be in contention for Leganes in the side’s La Liga opener on Monday.

“We agreed with the club that he’d train away from the team for 10 days,” he said at a Press conference.

“The punishment isn’t because he was late to training. The reason for the sanction is a private matter related to the team’s intimacies. He deserved the punishment he was given.

“Cabral has acknowledged his mistake and returned to train like one more player. He’s a player of temperament that we need and value, and so he’s understood that for a team to function [properly], discipline applies to everyone.

“He’s not a bad case but an example to everyone, and thus he has accepted [his punishment].”

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