Barca chief urges Arturo Vidal to apologise for Instagram post
- Per Segura told the midfielder to respect his teammates
- Despite Vidal saying that the post had nothing to do with sport
Barcelona's sporting director Per Segura told SPORT: "Arturo Vidal's messages have a double meaning. You can look at them positively because they demonstrate that he's a guy who wants to get integrated quickly and help the team. He feels frustrated personally that he's not playing more minutes.
"The negative is we feel he has to work hard and be aware that he's part of a great team, with great players. He has to have respect for his teammates, for the dressing room, the coach and the club. We understand that he's aware that those tweets did more damage to himself than anyone else. I think he will make up for it."
"You don't need to fight with Judases, they end up hanging themselves," Arturo Vidal wrote under his latest Instagram post that has already collected likes from Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez. It is believed that the post has been aimed at Valverde, who's not giving the midfielder many chances to impress on the pitch.
However, Vidal has acknowledged that the post has nothing to do with Barca: "I think people took [my social media messages] in the wrong way. [The message about Judas] had nothing to do with anything sport-related and I deleted it to stop people from speculating.
"There are personal things and jokes which you can put on social media and people take the wrong way. I changed it but it had nothing to do with Barcelona or with anyone in particular. When I have to say something I say it to someone's face. When I have a problem or I am mad about something, I go straight to the coach and speak directly to him. You can have various reasons for posting these things on social networks."