“We were both of the opinion that Pep is one of the best coaches in the world. On the pitch, I have a different personality. That’s what I hope to do well for Bayern. At home, I’m a quiet guy. I feel the adrenaline rising and the urge to win.”


This is a bit of an odd one.

“The private Arturo is quite sensitive.

Vidal added that he spoke to Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli before making his move.

“He immediately said it was a great option for me, especially in terms of my desire to finally win the Champions League,” Vidal added, before going on to add that he believes he and Sampaoli both think he will work well with Bayern boss Pep Guardiola. “Every player wants to hold the Champions League trophy in their hands at some point,” he told Sports Bild.

“So the decision to move to Bayern was easy.”

Vidal joined the German champions last month in a 40m Euros (28.6m) transfer. He was part of the Juventus side who lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the final of last season’s competition at the outset of June. Our game with Chile contains a lot of Guardiola elements.

“I play football with a lot of passion and put my whole heart into the team. Vidal played in the final with Juventus just two months ago, and he must surely have noticed that the team who beat him and his team-mates that night was Barcelona rather than Bayern?