Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sánchez are undoubtedly the two great emblems of the golden generation of the Chilean team, that group of players who since More than a decade ago he has left La Roja at the top of South American and world football.
Since Colo Colo in 2006 that they have shared for several years, especially in everyone’s team, the last season at Inter Milan being key to further strengthen a relationship that benefits Chile thinking of qualifying for the next World Cup in Qatar 2022.
In conversation with TNT Sports, the flyer born in the Cacique deepened what it has been for him to share with the Wonder Child for all these years, stating that “With Alexis we know each other as boys, although we have never been together that long. We help each other, it is nice to be with him, to know what he does to be 100%, he sees how I prepare. We always live it at a distance. We have had problems with injuries, we hope to be present in all the games now ”.
In that sense, he commented on the injury that left Sánchez out of La Roja for the eliminatory duels in September: “It has been complicated. It is a complicated subject. He loves to play, train and with this injury he has not been able to do any of that. He feels a bit sad because he doesn’t do what he likes ”.
“But this time will help him not to injure himself. He still has a lot to give, he is an incredible player. Stays? Yes, too (laughs). It is not so easy to change teams to players with so many experiences and who have won so much ”, added.
Finally, the King argued that “It’s weird when Alexis isn’t there, but it was complicated at the time. Clearly, he put in a lot of effort in the Copa América and that took the toll on him. The best thing that can happen to him is that he stays here (at Inter), recovers, trains as he likes and has it for the next matches, but 100 percent. Now he was not at his best. “
La Roja will play against Brazil at the Monumental on Thursday, September 2 at 9:00 p.m., then before Ecuador in Quito (Sunday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m.) and finally before Colombia in Barranquilla (Thursday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.).