Little more than a month has taken Arturo Vidal to show his dissatisfaction with the minutes that Ernesto Valverde is giving him. His message on Instagram, the furious emoticon only half an hour after the best victory of Barça in the season, so necessary after three bad results in a row, is a departure from tone that Valverde will have to manage in the coming days. With the risk of it going over.
The chileño, hot-blooded, has always been indisputable where he has been, especially in his best years at Juventus and at Bayern. Now, his role in Barça is completely different. A regular on the bench who has played the last minutes in too many games for what Arturo is used to. Up to four games have entered the field beyond the minute 85: Sevilla in the Supercopa, Alavés, PSV and Tottenham.
In total only 176 minutes, or two full games, when the club has played 10 games, 900 ‘. Percentage, 19%. He has only been a starter against Girona (58 ‘) (pass of goal to Messi) and Athletic, match in which he was being highlighted. But on 55 ‘he was also substituted. And his face said it all. The other games he has played in are Valladolid (14 ‘), Huesca (19’), Real Sociedad (13 ‘). Before the Leganés did not leave from the bench.
A difficult situation to digest for those who have never lived and passed thirty. If the strong Chilean character is added to the cocktail, the resulting combination is a problem for Valverde. Not only have a player of his weight dissatisfied, but now that anger is public by decision of Vidal, who weighed more his contribution on Wembley night than the victory, so important for the team.