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Alexis Sanchez is ‘mentally weak’, blasts Uruguay’s Jorge Fucile after Copa America

Alexis Sanchez is ‘mentally weak’, blasts Uruguay’s Jorge Fucile after Copa America

  • Jorge Fucile was sent off for tackle on Alexis Sanchez during quarter-final
  • Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 before going on to win the Copa America
  • Fucile believes Arsenal forward Sanchez is ‘mentally weak’ 

Uruguay defender Jorge Fucile has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez over his conduct at the Copa America.

Fucile accused the Chilean of being ‘mentally weak’ after the two sides met in the quarter-final of the competition.

The 30-year-old defender was dismissed for a second bookable offence after fouling Sanchez late on in Chile’s 1-0 victory, before the hosts went on to beat Argentina in the final and lift the trophy.

Jorge Fucile was sent off during the Copa America quarter-final after fouling Alexis Sanchez (right)

The Uruguay defender was dismissed as Chile won 1-0 before going on to win the tournament

The Uruguay defender was dismissed as Chile won 1-0 before going on to win the tournament

Fucile said: ‘I touched the ball first, any other forward would have jumped in that moment. It seems that this guy is mentally weak.

‘I was running and I couldn’t stop myself, so I kicked him. When the match was 0-0, this guy was missing in action.

‘We talked during the match, but what happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch. I don’t know what you call this kind of person. I can only say that his legs were shaking.

‘The worst part was in a moment when he was near my sector and he said: “Mr. Ref, he’s kicking me, he’s kicking me”. The official responded him: “You are doing your work, they’re doing theirs.”‘

Sanchez scoring the winning penalty in the final shootout as Chile beat Argentina

Sanchez scoring the winning penalty in the final shootout as Chile beat Argentina

Sanchez (centre) lifting the trophy after Chile secured a famous victory on home turf

Sanchez (centre) lifting the trophy after Chile secured a famous victory on home turf

 



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