If Alexis doesn’t see the double entendre in what he said to Vidal, I won’t point it out. The Arsenal star said he told his Chile teammate to ‘bust his a**’ in their final group game against Bolivia today, following the midfielder’s arrest for drunk-driving on Tuesday.
Vidal was reprimanded by the Chilean football association and coach Jorge Sampaoli, but will continue to represent Chile for the remainder of the Copa.
Though Sanchez acknowledges that there is a discipline problem, he joked that Vidal better deliver his A-game against Bolivia for causing such a distraction.
“I told him: ‘Arturo, you better bust your a**!'” Alexis said. “It’s very hard what happened with him but as a group the least we can do is put up with it as a team.
“There has been indiscipline, we were wrong, you are right about that. But we are a family and we are there to support him.”