The Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez was not happy yesterday after playing his second World Cup Qualifier in a week, and being on the losing side in both matches. Losing to Bolivia last night seems to have depressed him so much that he took to Instagram to voice his unhappiness.
He starts off by saying.. AND COMES THE MOMENT WHEN YOU GET TIRED… (which was somehow translated by the Mail as ‘AND TOMORROW IS COMING,’!)
Y LLEGA EL MOMENTO EN EL QUE TE CANSAS . Te cansas que te critiquen con razón y sin razón, te cansas de que te quieran ver derrotado , te cansas de decirte a ti mismo “una vez más me levantare” después de llorar tras una derrota, y te cansas de decirle al mundo y a las personas que están contigo, que todo va bien . Y lo peor, que nunca nadie se da cuenta de cómo eso te hace sentir … tengo el dorsal 7️⃣ de chile y es una responsabilidad enorme, por eso me da pena que periodistas y gente mala critique sin saber …
The rest of the post reads “You get tired that you are criticized with reason and without reason, you get tired of you wanting to be defeated, you get tired of telling yourself “once more I will arise” after crying after a defeat, and you get tired of telling the world and the people who are with you, that all goes well . And worse, that nobody ever realizes how that makes you feel … I have the No 7 of Chile on my back and it is a huge responsibility, that is why I am sorry that journalists and bad people criticize without knowing.”
It’s a bit vague, but the best I can do with my Spanish, but it sounds like Alexis is not happy playing for a losing team. Chile are now in real danger of not qualifying as they are 6th place with just two matches remaining, one against Ecuador who are three points behind in the Group, and the final game is against runaway leaders Brazil. I can sense his retirement from international football coming very soon….