Alexis Sanchez has made a rather worrying comment on his Man Utd teammates about their attitude during the PSG game.
The Chilean winger was disappointing for Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain in the round-of-16 of the Champions League.
He broke his silence on his disappointing form for the first time in a detailed interview with BBC. He insisted that he needs to have the ball on his feet to make an impact, but believes that his lack of game time is not an excuse for his consistency.
“I’m a player that, if I’m not in contact with the ball, I lose that spark, and sometimes I want to play in every game. You’re in, you’re out, and I’m used to playing,” Sanchez said.
Sanchez also talked about Mourinho, stating that the players ‘lost confidence’ in his charge during his third season at the club.
Sanchez: “Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world, in the way that he coaches, how he studies videos, the way he goes about things. But within the group there was that feeling that you were in the team, then out.” #mufc
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Sanchez: “If I go on for 10, 20 minutes, I have to perform because that’s what I’m here for, to make a difference. I would like to have brought more joy to the club. Yes, it worries me because I believe in my abilities as a player, I want to show it.” #mufc [BBC] pic.twitter.com/w201ygGJ1G
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As he discussed the game against PSG, he issued a rather worrying statement about the players.
He suggested that the players lost the intent to win the game after PSG’s first goal in the second half.
When they scored that first goal, I looked at them [team-mates] and I thought, no, something is not right,” Sanchez told the BBC.
“I looked in their eyes and I thought, there isn’t that feeling there [of coming back], I’m not getting it.”
Kimpembe scored the first goal of the game after converting the corner from former Manchester United footballer Angel Di Maria.
Paul Merson: “I hope we see the old [Alexis] Sánchez, but I don’t see the confidence or the hunger in his eyes anymore – for the quality he possesses as a player, he works as hard as anyone, but I don’t see that anymore.” #mulive [sky]
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“I’m a player that, if I’m not in contact with the ball, I lose that spark.”
Alexis Sanchez has spoken about life at Man Utd.
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On his own future, Alexis Sanchez admitted that the time is running out for him to prove himself in front of the Old Trafford faithful.
“I would like to have brought more joy to the club, more things. Gradually I’d say, time will tell what happens,” said the Chilean.
Earlier, Solskjaer stated after the game that he “can’t do anything” about Alexis Sanchez.
“I can’t do anything about Alexis Sanchez. When he plays he needs to find himself because we know there’s a quality player there,” Solskjaer said.