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    Vidal played like shit for Chile. How about some of you shut the hell up and get behind the team and the manager. You do not see what goes on behind the scenes in training etc and if players are playing better in training like Arthur the they should start. It is that simple so unless you all work for Barcelona and have seen Vidal train nothing can be said.

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    I don't think he's good enough for a starting role.

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    Not good enough for a starting role, but then again, neither are Pique, Busquets, and Suarez. Rakitic as well is consistently given the full 90 minutes no matter how he plays. Vidal has been yanked off even when playing next to Rakitic and far outperforming him.

    I was never a fan of us signing this drunk cripple but since arriving he's shown he deserves more minutes than he's getting. Valverde's refusal to use anyone outside of the old guard in most situations is severely limiting the potential of the squad as the starters are all burning out (Are we still "Only 3 games in"?) and our bench players are all collecting dust. There has to be some balance and as of now, there is none.
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    So he has a bad game for 🇨🇱 and everyone wants to badmouth him?

    How about the players who are consistently shit yet get a starting spot?

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    Barcelona released a statement that he disrespected the club but EV defended him and shielded Vidal from criticism.

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    busquets and rakitic deserve to play as starters when rested.
    vidal not so much

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    Mexico vs Chile tonight, or tomorrow morning, I should say.

    Presumable Vidal will start. And given that he will be the last international player to return to the squad, I don't think Valverde will be giving him any minutes in our next game. Or will he?

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    Seems Vidal is another CB option. Mascherano 2.0's coming?

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    I don't see it. Vidal played one or two games for Bayern as a centre back under Pep, but so did a legless Xabi Alonso.

    Guardiola's Bayern always had 80% possession, Vidal as a CB barely had anything to do.


    Plus, he's 31 and on the back of two knee surgeries. I would never trust him to defend proactively well in tight spaces in the box. His athleticism has declined a lot. Valverde hasn't even played him in Busquets' position for instance, whilst Rakitic, Arthur and Sergi Roberto have all had minutes there.

    It seems to me Vidal is either a box-to-box, a right midfielder in a 4-4-2 (a la Paulinho) or bench in Valverde's reckoning.


    Anyway, I obviously didn't watch the game but Chile beat Mexico with a goal in the 89th minute last night/this morning. Arturo played the whole game, as he did against Peru as well.

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