Alexis Sanchez has been advised to “leave his ego to one side” when the Arsenal forward plays for Chile.
The 27-year-old is in the midst of a disappointing season at club level for Arsenal, having scored just 11 goals in 33 games.
The forward has also struggled with injury, and was sidelined from November to January with a hamstring problem.
He has also found it difficult to replicate his previous form for Chile, and has not scored for his country since October.
The Arsenal man played an integral role in his country’s maiden Copa America victory last summer, but has faced criticism for his performances on the international scene of late.
Speaking to Chilean outlet El Mercurio, legendary Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert believes Sanchez must pass the ball more to midfielder Arturo Vidal.
“Chile’s midfield should focus on finding a solution for the problem there is between Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez,” Chilavert said. “He should leave his ego to one side to play calmly with Vidal, one of the best players in the world, like Sanchez.
“There’s an internal problem that is causing Chile problems. Sanchez doesn’t pass to Vidal and vice-versa. Therefore, the loser is the team. Egos should be put to one side for the good of the country.”