The Chilean warrior has been in trouble in Italy this week.
The collapse of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal’s transfer to Manchester United over the summer had significant effects on both clubs, but in his native Chile, the media has been more concerned with its impact on the player.
While Manchester United were forced to make late, expensive and possibly ill-advised moves for expensive forwards; the frustration that the player experienced has been attributed for his recent problems in Italy, where he was benched for Juventus at the weekend after being involved in a fight outside a Turin nightclub.
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“Any adverse moment can destabilise a person,” sports psychologist Juan Fernandez told Chilean paper La Tercera. “Such is the case with Vidal, who is destabilised. There was much expectation generated by his participation in the World Cup, and his possible move to United.”
Felipe Fuenzalida, another psychologist contacted by the newspaper, agreed, saying that Vidal “needs psychological help” and is in a fragile mental state after the collapse of his move to United, combined with the stress of playing half-fit with his country’s World Cup hopes resting on his shoulders.