Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has admitted he is ‘not happy’ at his lack of playing time but denied a fallout with Coach Ernesto Valverde.
The Chilean rejected reports that recent social media talk of ‘Judases’ was football-related and insisted he was ready ‘to battle’ to earn a first-team spot.
“If a player is not playing then of course they will not be happy,” Vidal told reporters.
“This is especially true for me because throughout my entire career I have fought to be in the best teams in world football.
“I am used to being a regular starter in winning teams and my aim is to continue doing this with Barcelona, that is what I want.
“I will keep battling to be involved in important games, I am fine physically and I have to come to terms with the situation and improve it.
“Social media messages? If I have a problem with the Coach or anyone then I talk to them directly, I do not put anything on social media about it.
“My message was not about football and that is why it was deleted because speculation is no good, it was a personal joke.
“I will always address problems face-to-face.”