Arturo Vidal has admitted he is not happy with life at the Camp Nou right now, but he will not walk away.
Vidal’s future has seen heightened speculation if late, involving a reunion with his old boss Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.
He played for Conte when they were together at Juventus.
However, that was a long time ago in footballing terms.
Conte made the change to Stamford Bridge and now Inter, while Vidal has since had stints at Bayern Munich and now Barcelona.
While both have been successful wherever they have been, things have not necessarily gone to plan.
Conte won the Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea, only to be relieved of his duties after only two years.
Vidal had a glorious spell at Bayern, six major trophies, only to then be sold to Barcelona.
He has not done bad in Catalonia either, picking up a couple of winners meadls there too.
But for Chilean Vidal it’s about more than winning medals, it’s about playing consistently and being involved.
He has featured eight times for Barca this season.
But that has only been in a bit-part role. Out of a potential 810 minutes in those eight games, he played just 209 minutes.
Vidal has fond memories and is full of admiration for his old boss.
In an interview with Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, he talks of their relationship and his desperate state of unhappiness at his current situation.
Of Conte, he said:
“I have experienced a lot of nice things with him.”
“Thanks to him I became one of the best.”
“In football, the most important thing is to be trusted and if a coach has got that faith in you, it makes you grow a lot.”
While he is adamant he is not agitating or a move and will continue to give his all, he is unhappy with his current position.
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“I will work hard to not leave this club and contribute to our seasonal objectives.”
“But I’m not happy.”
“Even if I’m trying to get through this situation and earn a place in the starting line-up.”
“I have worked hard my whole career, my moment hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m calm, as I know it will.”
“I don’t seem to find an explanation.”
“There are different ways to look at football, these are the decisions a Coach must take.”
“I try to help the squad when I’m called upon.”