Barcelona general manager Pep Segura has accused Arturo Vidal of showing a lack of respect towards the team
The Chilean midfielder’s frustration over a lack of game time led him to post an angry face emoji on his Instagram following Barcelona’s 4-2 win at Tottenham in the Champions League.
After being left as an unused substitute in Barcelona’s 1-1 at Valencia on Sunday, Vidal then posted another message saying: “Don’t fight with those who are like Judas, they will hang themselves.”
“Arturo Vidal’s messages have a double meaning,” Segura told Mundo Deportivo.
“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.”
Segura also confirmed that he had spoken with Vidal over the matter.
The 31-year-old joined the Catalan giants from Bayern Munich in the summer for €20m, but has only managed two starts since then.