Alexis Sanchez has criticised Uruguay for a lack of grace after Chile were beaten 3-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.
Despite a calf injury. the Arsenal star played the full 90 minutes for the Copa America champions as they lost in a bad-tempered affair, with Jorge Valdivia sent off after the final whistle, apparently for dissent towards Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan.
Sanchez took to Instagram to accuse the hosts of a lack of dignity in victory.
Hay que saber ganar y perder y hablo cuando pierdo y cuando gano … Pero lo que molesta es que ex jugadores de fútbol uruguayos y actuales y otros que ni conozco hablan sin reconocer cuando pierden y eso molesta … hoy perdimos y los felicito ? porque se perder … Se despide el actual campeón de América ?? ?
He said: “You need to know how to win and how to lose and I speak when I win and when I lose.
“But what annoys me about past and present and other Uruguayan players .. is that they speak without acknowledging that they’ve lost.
“Today we lost and I congratulate them … it’s goodbye from the champions of the Americas.”