Arturo Vidal situation at Barcelona: The Chilean midfielder has reacted to the lack of game time at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona have struggled since the start of the new season under Ernesto Valverde. The Catalan club might be first in La Liga, but have only scored 14 points in their first seven matches.
Valverde’s men faced a stunning upset at the hands of the-then bottom-placed Leganes last week, and were held to a draw by Atheltic Bilbao on the weekend.
However, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi inspired a terrific 4-2 win at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur, and the Barca fans are hopeful of a turnaround in the league as well.
Barcelona will travel to Valencia this weekend, who have also struggled in the league, but come on the back of a hard-fought draw against Manchester United in the Champions League.
Arturo Vidal situation at Barcelona:
The Chilean midfielder signed for Barcelona this season after spending three years at Bayern Munich. However, Vidal is frustrated with the lack of game time.
Barcelona are glad Vidal expressed anger over not starting at Wembley
It was widely expected that Arturo Vidal would start in place of Ousmane Dembele against Tottenham on Wednesday night, however it was Arthur who ultimately took the Frenchman’s place. pic.twitter.com/kXd5wpleQd
— Alexander Quintanilla (@Alexquintanella) October 4, 2018
Since the season began, the Chilean has played only 164 minutes in the La Liga. In the two Champions League matches, his combined game time adds to only 8 minutes.
Vidal took to Instagram to express his frustration at spending his time on the sidelines.
Arturo Vidal on his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/dRCTbQ8tAO
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 3, 2018
According to Sport, Vidal was convinced that he would start in the match against Tottenham, and even told those close to him that he’d play an important role in the match. However, Valverde decided to keep him on the bench and Vidal only came on as a substitute in the 87th minute.
After his initial outburst on the social media, however, Vidal returned to Instagram to post another message. “Never give up. The best is yet to come,” wrote the Chilean midfielder.
Arturo Vidal published a new message, “Never give up, the best has not yet come.” With these words of the Chilean, he sends a message that he has not yet said the last word, and that he wants to continue to help the team Ernesto Valverde.
— Barça News (@BarcaNews1234) October 5, 2018
Tough test for Barcelona:
Barcelona will now travel to Valencia in a bid to secure another three points before the players head off for the international break.
The Catalan club is benefitted from Real Madrid’s slump in form. The Julen Lopetegui’s side are level at points with Barcelona at second place, but are goalless since the last three matches in all competitions.
Luis Suárez finished the match vs. Tottenham with discomfort in his right knee.
The Uruguayan might not be fully fit for Barcelona’s La Liga cash against Valencia on Sunday and could also miss Uruguay’s October friendlies. pic.twitter.com/NtNKh32Dr3
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) October 4, 2018
Real Madrid faced a stunning upset at the hands of CSKA Moscow in Russia this week in the Champions League.