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Mateo Kovacic, Who Can Speak 5 Languages, Told to 'Learn Spanish' by Jordi Alba

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterDecember 7, 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03:  Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid runs with the ball during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 03, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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The Clasico is always a feisty encounter in La Liga, and insults on the pitch sometimes happen.

Last Saturday's battle was no exception. As per Marca (via ESPN FC), Barcelona defender Jordi Alba was heard saying to Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic during the match: "You're an idiot; learn to speak Spanish, fool. Learn to speak first, you moron. Walk on, shut up, you simpleton."

Alba calling Kovacic a "simpleton" might have been more effective if it wasn't for one key fact. 

Kovacic can speak five languages, including Spanish. 

As well as his native Croatian, Kovacic has picked up Spanish and Italian following his spells at Madrid and Inter Milan, respectively. 

Video footage also shows him speaking in English and German. 

CroSports @CroSports_

Here is @MateoKova16 (22) speaking fluently in 5 different languages (Croatian, German, English, Italian & Spanish). Your turn @JordiAlba. https://t.co/2NA0IQwjvF

Try again, Jordi. 

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