Former Chile Boss Slams 'Fat' Sanchez
Former Chile Boss Slams 'Fat' Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez has been slammed by a former Chile U20 coach for being "fatter than normal" after his poor display in his national team's 3-0 loss to Paraguay in a recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The 28-year-old, who almost moved to Manchester City on deadline day, looked sluggish throughout the match, according to former national youth coach Jose Soluntay.
"I saw him gone, I saw him out of physical shape, totally. He's fatter than normal," he told La Cuarta.
"Without his spark, he never left that Paraguayan defence behind. He never made a diagonal run, it was something else. It was not Alexis.
"This can bring you problems later, the statements of wanting to leave (the national camp). His teammates must have felt nothing for him."
Chile's World Cup qualification is not guaranteed just yet – they are currently in fourth place in the South American group.
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