Arturo Vidal disrespected Barcelona teammates over angry social media post – chief

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Arturo Vidal’s disgruntled social media posts confirmed an absence of respect in direction of his Barcelona teammates, the Catalan membership’s basic supervisor has advised Mundo Deportivo. 

Vidal posted an indignant face emoji on his Instagram story following Barca’s Champions League win over Tottenham final Wednesday, when he solely got here on for the ultimate couple of minutes.

The Chile worldwide then sparked a contemporary controversy after Sunday’s draw at Valencia, when he was an unused substitute, after posting after which deleting a message which mentioned: “Do not combat with those that are like Judas, they’ll grasp themselves.”

Pep Segura says the posts did extra harm to Vidal than to anybody else however backed the midfielder to make amends for his mistake.

“Arturo Vidal’s messages have a double that means,” Segura mentioned. “You’ll be able to have a look at them positively as a result of they exhibit that he is a man who needs to get built-in rapidly and assist the crew. He feels annoyed personally that he is not taking part in extra minutes.

“The detrimental is we really feel he has to work onerous and bear in mind that he is a part of an important crew, with nice gamers. He has to have respect for his teammates, for the dressing room, the coach and the membership.

“We perceive that he is conscious that these tweets did extra harm to himself than anybody else. I feel he’ll make up for it.”

Requested if he has mentioned the matter with Vidal, Segura added: “We all the time communicate with all of the gamers and these points are handled day-to-day.”

Vidal, 31, joined Barca from Bayern Munich in the summertime for €20 million however has made simply two begins for his new membership to date — and he was withdrawn earlier than the hour mark on each events.

He has made one other seven appearances off the bench however in complete he has performed simply 176 minutes of membership soccer to date this season, though he has denied an absence of standard motion was behind his social media outburst.

“I feel folks took [my social media messages] within the incorrect approach,” he mentioned from Chile’s camp in Miami earlier this week. 

“[The message about Judas] had nothing to do with something sport-related and I deleted it to cease folks from speculating.

“There are private issues and jokes which you’ll placed on social media and other people take the incorrect approach. I modified it however it had nothing to do with Barcelona or with anybody particularly. When I’ve to say one thing I say it to somebody’s face.

“When I’ve an issue or I’m mad about one thing, I’m going straight to the coach and communicate on to him. You’ll be able to have numerous causes for posting these items on social networks.”


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