Arturo Vidal is set to face Real Madrid for the 13th time in his occupation on Tuesday, as his Inter side traveling to the Spanish capital for their Champions League group-stage clash.
He has formerly played against the Spanish titans with Juventus (four times), Bayern Munich (twice) and Barcelona (6 times).
Despite the Chilean being vocally anti-Real Madrid on social networks, he did at one point in his life imagine pulling on the popular white shirt and representing Los Blancos.
In Nicolas Olea’s bio of the midfielder, ‘Vidal, his tale’, there is a chapter called “The road to Madrid”, in which it is exposed that he did as soon as dream of turning out for the current Spanish champions.
Olea exposes that Ivan Zamorano was his idolizer as a child and he was a huge fan of Real Madrid. Colo-Colo kitman Nelson Pizarro likewise mentioned Vidal’s desire. “He utilized to tell me that his desire was always to play for Real Madrid,” he recalled.
When Vidal signed for Juventus in 2011, he said that the step was just a step on the trip to him ultimately signing for Los Blancos.
He did need to apologise for the comment, yet he was high up on the checklist of transfer targets for Carlo Ancelotti throughout his time in Spain.
A buddy of Vidal’s additionally spoke of his wish for a move to the Spanish capital.
” Arturo liked going to Madrid,” he said. “It really did not happen, though.
They state that a car accident and some unfavorable records concerning his life off the pitch ambuscaded the deal.
” With Juve, Vidal took care of to score 4 times against Real Madrid: two times in the 2013/14 period and twice in the following season.
He didn’t take pleasure in as much success versus Real Madrid during his time at Bayern Munich, nevertheless, and was sent off in the quarter-final of the 2016/17 Champions League after the German club had actually managed to take the match to extra time.
This was when his disapproval for the Spanish club truly started, and the Chilean was furious in his post-match meeting.
” 2 offside goals,” Vidal mentioned.”
Casemiro not being sent, who ought to have preceded me.
” When you’re robbed such as this it’s way too much. It was actually ugly.”
There were great deals of blunders. It was the ref that knocked us out, not Real Madrid. This kind of break-in can not occur in the Champions League, and people are beginning to obtain suspicious.
” In the following period, the two sides met once more in the semi-final and Lucas Vazquez was awarded a suspicious penalty, which again infuriated Vidal.”
He really did not touch him! It’s happening once more,” he created on social media sites.
Vidal could not play in the adhering to game due to suspension, yet he did post a cruel message on his Twitter feed before the game.