Alexis Sanchez says he is ‘tired’ of the criticism he receives from journalists for no reason.
The 28 year-old who spent the past week on international duty with Chile has suffered a series of losses both on and off the pitch in recent months.
Chile lost 3-0 at home to Paraguay last Thursday and that was followed by a 1-0 defeat in Bolivia on Tuesday night.
Chile’s back to back defeats mean they are now in danger of missing out on next summer’s World Cup. Meanwhile Arsenal were thrashed at Liverpool less than a fortnight ago and failed to qualify for the Champions League last season. Sanchez was also denied an opportunity to swap The Emirates for The Etihad on deadline day.
In an abject Instagram post, Sanchez criticised his doubters alongside a photo of him walking off the Wembley pitch following Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph in May.
Y LLEGA EL MOMENTO EN EL QUE TE CANSAS . Te cansas que te critiquen con razón y sin razón, te cansas de que te quieran ver derrotado , te cansas de decirte a ti mismo “una vez más me levantare” después de llorar tras una derrota, y te cansas de decirle al mundo y a las personas que están contigo, que todo va bien . Y lo peor, que nunca nadie se da cuenta de cómo eso te hace sentir … tengo el dorsal 7️⃣ de chile y es una responsabilidad enorme, por eso me da pena que periodistas y gente mala critique sin saber …
The post wrote (translated from Spanish): “You get tired of them criticising you with reason or without reason, you get tired of them wanting to see you defeated, you get tired of saying to yourself I’ll pick myself up one more time after crying after a defeat, and you get tired of saying to the world and to the people who are against you that everything’s OK.
“And what’s worse is that no one ever realises how this makes you feel.
“I have the Chile number seven on my back and it’s an enormous responsibility, so it makes me sad that journalists and bad people criticise without understanding.”