Alexis Sanchez has lashed out at Uruguay following Chile’s 3-0 loss to, branding them sore losers for their past and present reactions. The 26-year-old took to Instagram to ‘congratulate’ Uruguay, but took a few not so subtle digs at them for their behaviour.
He blasted them for not knowing how to lose, and snuck in a jibe about Chile’s Copa America victory over the summer. En route to lifting the cup they beat Uruguay 1-0, a controversial game which saw Edinson Cavani and Jorge Fucile sent off for Uruguay – and Gonzalo Jara bizarrely stick his finger up Cavani’s bum.
There is clearly still some bad blood between the two nations, and Alexis Sanchez seems to have no intention of letting things go.
“You need to know how to win and how to lose and I speak when I win and when I lose,” he wrote.
“But what annoys me about past and present and other Uruguayan players… is that they speak without acknowledging that they’ve lost.
“Today we lost and I congratulate them … it’s goodbye from the champions of the Americas.”
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Alexis Sanchez played the full 90 minutes in both Chile’s games this international break, and failed to score in or win either.
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Hopefully he isn’t too exhausted, as he’s looked a little tired in recent weeks. We may need to give him a break in the coming games, or even against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.