Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Sports > Chile’s ‘warrior’ Vidal backtracks over retirement

Chile’s ‘warrior’ Vidal backtracks over retirement

Friday, October 13, 2017

Paris: Arturo Vidal produced a 180- degree turn on Wednesday insisting he was a "warrior" who would "never abandon" Chile, just hours after seemingly announcing his retirement.

"Every time I'm called, I'll be available to the national team," the 30-year-old said on Twitter.

On Tuesday night, back-to-back Copa America winners Chile were knocked out of World Cup qualifying following a 3-0 defeat in Brazil.

After which, Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal appeared to announce on Twitter that his international career was over.

"Thank you lads, for everything, for all these years together... For teaching me and for showing a country that with effort and work anything is possible in life," he wrote in Spanish, adding that his "soul is crushed".

But less than 24 hours later, Vidal was back on Twitter pledging allegiance to his country as long as he's wanted.

"Chile is a team of warriors. I'm proud of belonging to this group and I'll never abandon it. We'll carry on together right to the end," he said.

"I'm sure that, all together, we'll come back stronger. We never die, we're Chilean warriors."

Alongside Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Vidal is one of the key members of the current golden generation of Chile players that claimed the Copa America in 2015 and 2016. Chile, who were beaten by Brazil in the round of 16 at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, were soundly beaten again in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.
 

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
I am a student at an engineering college in India
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You will make headway in your work and career through sheer hard work and also through an important contact that you recently made. However, don’t expect immediate results from your efforts. A minor misunderstanding at work should not be allowed to spoil your day. Important developments within the family will make you happy.
- Advertising -
It’s natural to put on weight from time to time,
Film producer Deepshikha Dhiraj Deshmukh has vent
Whether you fancy taupes or tans, browns or black
Read More