Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has yet to start a game this season for the Italian club and was an unused substitute in this weekend’s Serie A win over Sassuolo, when he posted a critical social media update
Alexis Sanchez has risked getting into hot water with Inter Milan after posting – and subsequently deleting – a social media post criticising his lack of playing time.
The Chilean forward has yet to make a start under his new boss – who replaced Antonio Conte at the helm this summer – and has been limited to four substitute appearances.
The 32-year-old has featured in just 70 minutes for the Nerazzurri this season, including a late cameo role in a scoreless draw at Shakhtar Donestk in the Champions League last week.
Joaquin Correa and Lautaro Martinez were the starting attacking players for Inter this weekend – the latter of whom scored the winner – while Edin Dzeko came off the bench to play a prominent role by netting the equaliser.
Sanchez has found himself down the pecking order at the Milanese giants as Dzeko – signed from Roma this summer to replace Romelu Lukaku in the squad – also won the penalty from which Martinez netted.
Sanchez wrote alongside the caption: “Realise that you can be worth a lot, but if you are in the wrong place, you are not going to shine.”
It was not difficult to determine that the former Arsenal star was referring to himself as the flashy sports car that carried a lot of value but was not being valued properly by his employer.
That this was posted only a few minutes after the full-time whistle signalled that the player was clearly very frustrated with his peripheral role in Inzaghi’s squad.
Yet taking to social media to vent his frustrations did not appear to be the sensible approach and he now risks disciplinary action from the club, who have been undermined by the post.
Sanchez’s career has stalled since leaving Arsenal for Manchester United in January 2018 – he netted just five goals across 45 appearances for the Red Devils.
United allowed him to join Inter on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2019 whilst subsidising part of his wage packet, before he joined the Italian club on a free transfer the following year.
He netted 11 goals across his first two seasons in Italy but appears to have fallen out of favour this time round.
Sanchez scored seven goals in 30 league appearances last season as Conte guided Inter to their first Serie A title since 2010.