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USA: Inter's new signing Alexis Sanchez will return to action for Chile

United States, Los Angeles
September 04, 2019 at 01:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Inter Milan's new loan signing Alexis Sanchez bemoaned a lack of chances at former club Manchester United when speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Chile's fixture against rivals Argentina.

"I always played 60 minutes, I played well, then another game I didn't play. But if you check statistics, I never lost a game as a starter," Sanchez told journalists.

Since moving to United in January 2018, Sanchez started only 31 of 77 possible games and completed 13 of those.

He was the club's highest earner, on a reported £400,000 ($485,000; €440,000) a week.

Before his move to Inter, Sanchez was not involved in Man U's pre-season matches and did not feature in the opening league fixtures. The stated reason was an injury, although Sanchez now thinks he is ready to play after the Copa America.

Chile play Argentina in Los Angeles on Friday evening, before flying to San Pedro de Sula for a friendly against Honduras next Tuesday.

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Inter Milan's new loan signing Alexis Sanchez bemoaned a lack of chances at former club Manchester United when speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Chile's fixture against rivals Argentina.

"I always played 60 minutes, I played well, then another game I didn't play. But if you check statistics, I never lost a game as a starter," Sanchez told journalists.

Since moving to United in January 2018, Sanchez started only 31 of 77 possible games and completed 13 of those.

He was the club's highest earner, on a reported £400,000 ($485,000; €440,000) a week.

Before his move to Inter, Sanchez was not involved in Man U's pre-season matches and did not feature in the opening league fixtures. The stated reason was an injury, although Sanchez now thinks he is ready to play after the Copa America.

Chile play Argentina in Los Angeles on Friday evening, before flying to San Pedro de Sula for a friendly against Honduras next Tuesday.

W/S Chile striker Alexis Sanchez jostles for ball during training, Los Angeles

W/S Chile training

M/S Sanchez and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo at training

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W/S Sanchez passes and receives ball

W/S Chile training

W/S Sanchez passes and receives ball

C/U Camera screen recording training

W/S Sanchez taking part in drill

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W/S Chile training

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W/S Sanchez enters press conference

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SOT, Alexis Sanchez, Chile striker (Spanish): "I hadn't played any game and there's been a change with many young new players joining the team, so I wanted to share my experience as one of the players who has been longer in the team as well as helping the future of the new generations."

M/S Journalists and cameras

SOT, Alexis Sanchez, Chile striker (Spanish): "Going to Inter [Milan] was good for me, I would have liked having more minutes with [Romelu] Lukaku. I think that the little time we played, we did it well and since I started playing as a starter when [Jose] Mourinho was there, in the second season, because I always played 60 minutes, I played well, then another game I didn't play… But if you check statistics, I never lost a game as a starter."

M/S Journalists and cameras

SOT, Alexis Sanchez, Chile striker (Spanish): "I think Claudio [Bravo] didn't play [with the national team] for two years and I think he said that: not all players have gathered, but when we get together, we'll talk about it, as groups and families do, we'll discuss whether there is a problem. Everything can be talked about and solved. We all do mistakes, you guys, us, no one is perfect. That's why we are here, to talk to each other faces."

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M/S Sanchez leaves press conference

W/S Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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