Alexis Sanchez is certainly a player to keep an eye on if you’re a Peru player as they prepare to meet his Chile side in the semi-final of the Copa America; however, Juan Manuel Vargas doesn’t share that view, Goal reports.
Alexis helped Chile squeeze past Uruguay in the quarter-finals, a game which was marred by much controversy and it seems as though Peru’s star man is looking to raise the tension before the semi-final clash.
Chile, the hosts, are usually reliant on Alexis to weave his magic and he was clearly targeted by Uruguay’s players with some dangerous tackles dished out towards our player of the season.
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“I’ve already played against Alexis and [Eduardo] Vargas and they are not anything special,” the Fiorentina star was quoted as saying in the publication.
“We still have three days to go, so let’s think about ourselves and correct our mistakes.”
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Alexis has only found the net once in the tournament and looked rather leggy against Uruguay after a demanding debut campaign in the Premier League.
Netting 25 times in all competitions, the 26-year-old captured the nation with his infectious work rate coupled with his outstanding ability.
A fit and firing Alexis is crucial to any potential success next season.