Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal is away on international duty with Chile, and he clarified that the Nerazzurri have authorized this and that there are no problems.
Speaking to reporters after landing in Chile yesterday, as reported by FCInterNews, the 34-year-old explained the situation with his call-up and confirmed that his club were fine with him being away on international duty.
There has been some uncertainty about players leaving their clubs during this international break, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic posing potential health risks to players as they compete in international fixtures.
The Nerazzurri had reportedly expressed their apprehension about this and asked that Serie A stand against players leaving to join their national team setups due to the potential health risks involved.
However, in the end the players who have received call-ups have gone off to participate with their national sides, and the Nerazzurri do not have issues with the manner in which this has been handled, according to Vidal.
“There were no problems with Inter, that’s why I’m here,” he explained, “I can’t wait and I hope to do my best to get the most points.”
On La Liga and Premier League players in the Chilean national team setup, he said that “Each country has its own rules, I don’t meddle there. The important thing is that all the players try to get to the national team. I’m already here and I hope the national team prepares well.”
On his club and international teammate Alexis Sanchez’s recovery, he said, “I did not speak to the rest of the players called up, only with Alexis. He’s a bit sad, but he’s recovered, which is the important thing.”