As per a report in the Spanish publication AS, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is said to be disappointed with his performances ahead of Chile’s Copa America showdown with Argentina.
When the draw was made for the Copa America, seeing Colombia, Brazil and Argentina on the other half gave the host nation Chile a huge opportunity to at least reach the final.
Comfortably navigating their way through group A and subsequently defeating Uruguay and Peru in the knockout stages, Chile have done just that - and with some finesse too.
However Sanchez, arguably his country’s most talented player, has only scored once in the five tournament matches and reports state he’s taking his lack of impact in the final third to heart.
“Alexis Sanchez didn’t want to talk with anybody after the triumph over Peru which booked Chile a place in the final. Among the team’s joy, the forward wasn’t happy,” AS explain.
“It has been a regular feeling throughout the tournament, because he hasn’t been content with his performances and La Roja are clear he is entangled in his own frustrations.”
International football proving more difficult:
Alexis Sanchez, similarly to Lionel Messi, is seemingly his own worst enemy, owing to his fabulous domestic form and the difficulty in replicating that on the international stage.
The Gunners and Barcelona set up their respective teams to get the best out of their top players, working relentlessly in training over a sustained period of time.
International football is incomparable, where finding systems among differing player styles and extracting that individual brilliance from the likes of Sanchez represents a much tougher proposition.