Arturo Vidal has opened up on how he is different from all other midfielders in Barcelona.
After not being favored initially, he has now broken through the team ranks and he said, “You have to be prepared. When you’re at the best team in the world, you’re obligated to be ready, alert when an opportunity presents itself. You have to go out and help the team. That’s what happened to me. The start of the season was quite difficult but I remained calm. I trained as hard as I could and was more than ready to do what I had to in those last two matches.”
On why he is unique, Vidal said, “There are a lot similar footballers who play in midfield here but I’m different. I need to attack, defend and cover a lot of distance”
Vidal was patient and now feels like he will keep doing better. “I don’t know what happened. Only the coach knows for sure as he’s the one who makes the decisions. It’s clear that I arrived late to preseason, alongside Arthur, as we were involved in the Copa America. From that moment we worked as hard as possible to get fit again. I didn’t feature in my national team’s last few friendlies because I wasn’t as fit as my teammates. Everything else comes down to the coach and who he decides should play.”
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