Chilean’s suitability for Barcelona is sometimes called into question, but legendary former Blaugrana midfielder believes Vidal has a lot to offer the team.
Iniesta: Vidal has a lot to offer the team
Andres Iniesta has leaped to the defense of Arturo Vidal. Chilean’s suitability for Barcelona is sometimes called into question. But legendary former Blaugrana midfielder believes Vidal has a lot to offer the team. “He is a great player, that is nothing new,” he said in an interview. “Vidal is a fundamental part of the teams which Vidal played for and the national team. There are many opinions on the style of Barcelona, but such a great player, as he has a place,” Iniesta mentioned. “He has shown it and always contributed to his qualities. Arturo covers a lot of ground. Arturo goes a lot forward, tracks bak. He is a good player and a very physically strong player. He is very capable of playing for a team like Barcelona. Teams must look for variability.”
Iniesta left when Vidal arrived at Camp Nou in 2018, but he played with other famous Chileans during his long career at Barcelona, like Claudio Bravo and Alexis Sanchez. “He left a great memory in the seasons that he was there,” Iniesta said of Bravo. “He was a wall,” Iniesta added. On Sanchez, Iniesta also recalled the positive aspects. “He’s a striker who has excellent qualities in one-on-one battles and is very fast.”