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Sampaoli praises Vidal’s humility and warns about Pulgar

One of the best gamers within the historical past of Chilean soccer, Arturo Vidal arrived at Flamengo within the final switch window. The 35-year-old defensive midfielder spent years flirting with followers of the crimson and black, and ultimately “the assembly was marriage”. However, Vidal has but to ascertain himself as a starter. The participant was praised by his former coach Jorge Sampaoli.

The Argentine coach led the Chilean nationwide group and with the assistance of Vidal they received the Copa America in 2015. In an interview with ADN radio, Jorge Sampaoli spoke about the present second of the “king” at Flamengo, he stated that he needs the participant in France and quoted Eric Pulgar, one other Chilean from the red-black lineup:

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On the brand new function of Vidal, who was on the bench, Sampaoli stated it shouldn’t be straightforward: “Vidal took on a secondary function with a number of humility and pleasure. It will need to have been onerous to not be the protagonist of a South American group coming from Europe, however I can see him completely satisfied.

Sampaoli left Olympique Marseille earlier than the beginning of the 2022/23 season. Last season, the coach signed midfielder Gerson from Flamengo, and within the interview he urged he additionally tried to signal Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez, one other Mengao hypothesis:

“I’ve all the time tried to get Alexis to come back to the membership and after I was planning this season he was a precedence for me. I needed Alexis and Vidal to go there as a result of they know the right way to transfer regardless of the bodily recreation performed in France”.

Apart from Vidal, Sampaoli talks about Pulgar at Flamengo

Finally, the previous coach of the Chilean nationwide group spoke about Eric Pulgar, who, like Vidal, arrived at Flamengo within the final switch window. Sampaoli stated Pulgar must adapt to Brazilian soccer:

“Pulgar has to get used to a special soccer that has every little thing and there’s a number of strain, he isn’t used to it. I believed in Argentina it was the most important strain on the planet, however in Brazil it’s way more difficult. People need extra, they’re on prime on a regular basis. It is difficult in Brazilian lands”.

Flamengo paid round €2.5m to signal Pulgar from Fiorentina, his former membership. However, the steering wheel has had little play up to now. That’s as a result of the participant arrived on the finish of the window, out of rhythm and out of pre-season, in the course of a run of essential video games for Flamengo. The expectation is that Pulgar might be used higher subsequent season.

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