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Vidal 'lacked respect' for teammates, says Barca manager

AFP  |  Barcelona 

Barcelona midfielder "lacked respect" for his teammates by complaining on about not playing enough, the club's sporting Segura said Thursday.

Chilean international has started only two games for the Catalan giants since his summer move to the from Bayern Munich.

The former Juventus man is up against Croatia's and Brazilian trio Philippe Coutinho, and for places in a quality-packed Barca midfield.

He recently took his frustration out by posting messages on his account featuring angry or frustrated emojis, notably following Barca's 4-2 win over Tottenham.

Segura, speaking to the Catalan daily Sport, said: "A professional has to show respect for his team-mates, for the dressing room and for the even if the decisions that are taken are not always the ones he expects."

"knows he's made a mistake and that he's lacked respect for his teammates. I'm sure he will make amends."

Barca Ernesto Valverde, meanwhile, suggested he was not aware of Vidal's complaints.

"We're a team," Valverde said at the weekend.

"I don't know what the players are putting on but no one tells me anything.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 22:25 IST