Date: 6th September 2017 at 12:27pm
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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.

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.”