Jorge Sampaoli Salutes Arturo Vidal Impact
Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli hailed Arturo Vidal following the Juventus star shook off his UEFA Champions League hangover to assist his country for an opening-game win within the Copa America.
Vidal scored the very first objective of the 2015 Copa as he won and converted a problem halfway with the other half from the tournament hosts’ 2- Group A victory over Ecuador in Santiago.
Thursday’s game came just 5 days after Vidal performed in Juve’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona, using the 28-year-old finishing the entire 1 hour 30 minutes despite his exertions in Berlin.
“Should you explained how Arturo would play, I would not have believed it,” stated Sampaoli.
“Following a complicated trip, he showed up before the sport without enough time to organize. I do not think he was pleased with that, but throughout the game he was vital for all of us while he won the penalty and scored it.
“He was necessary for us.”
Chile’s other stellar name, Alexis Sanchez, also place in a remarkable display and laid on Chile’s late second goal for Eduardo Vargas.
“Despite being marked strongly, Alexis was forever in control – developing a couple of chances and making the rivals feel uncomfortable,” Sampaoli added.
“I believe Alexis is going to be among the best players within the tournament.”