Barcelona Respond To Arturo Vidal's Anger At Being A Substitute
Arturo Vidal was not a happy man on Wednesday night despite Barcelona beating Spurs 4-2 in the Champions League. The midfielder took to social media to reveal his displeasure and the club have picked up on it.
Wednesday night was all about the majesty of Lionel Messi. The Barcelona forward put together one of the most complete performances in Champions League history as the La Liga side beat Spurs 4-2 at Wembley, with Messi grabbing a brace.
It wasn't that people were surprised by Messi's brilliance, because we know he produces like that on a regular basis in Spain, it's just that his brilliance is so unmatched it's difficult not to be impressed with it time after time.
The five time Ballon d'Or winner wasn't the only one getting props though as Brazilian midfielder Arthur also impressed in the centre of the park, however not everyone was happy to see him.
Reports in Spain figured that Arturo Vidal would start, not Arthur, and when the Chilean didn't start he took to Instagram to show his annoyance:
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Considering how scrutinised social media activity can be these days, especially by us, you'd have thought that it wasn't too clever to post your annoyance directly on Instagram stories.
However it seems that Barca aren't actually bothered by it. In fact, according to MARCA, they didn't mind at all with one source telling the newspaper, "It would be more worrying if he didn't mind, it's logical that he is upset."
Vidal is reportedly annoyed because he expected to be a first choice player when he moved from Bayern Munich in the summer but it's also because he's frustrated with a niggly knee injury, that may be one of the reasons for his lack of gametime.
The La Liga champions aren't too annoyed with the 31 year old because they've been impressed with his performances so far and are looking forward to him adopting to their style and getting more game time.
It seems that Barca are taking a very measured approach to the frustrations of one of their players, someone might want to teach Jose Mourinho how to do it...
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