Inter have hit out at Chilean national team manager Reinaldo Rueda following on from his recent comments when asked about the condition of Alexis Sanchez via an official statement posted on the club’s website.

Sanchez was forced to stop training prematurely yesterday due to a muscle problem and in a press conference today, Rueda admitted that tests had ruled out anything serious for the former Barcelona player.

As part of the press conference, Rueda also called for Inter to respect his medical staff and shared his belief that Inter believe it is still the colonial era.

The statement in full from Inter reads:

“FC Internazionale Milano consider the recent remarks stated by Reinaldo Rueda, the Head Coach of the Chile National Team, to be unacceptable, offensive, and inaccurate.

“The Club has always had maximum collaboration and excellent relations with all the staff of the National teams.

“Specifically, in the case of Alexis Sanchez, the player has encountered a physical problem in almost all of his call-ups to his National team. In one of them he suffered a serious injury that kept him off the pitch for three months. This represented a serious sporting damage for the Club, which has always been attentive and astute to the health of its players.”

Sanchez joined Inter on a season long loan from Manchester United in the Summer of 2019 and joined Inter on a permanent basis at the end of the loan spell.

The ex-Arsenal attacker has made 39 appearances across all competitions to date for Inter, in which he has scored four goals and tallied 12 assists. This season Sanchez has made seven appearances, in which he has provided two assists for his teammates.