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star Alexis Sanchez admits he is mentally fatigued after receiving what
he considers to be unfair criticism from the media in the wake of
Chile's defeat to Bolivia.
The 28-year-old endured an emotionally draining transfer window which
concluded in him staying at the Gunners, despite reportedly being keen
on leaving to sign for Manchester City.
The Chile international then experienced a humiliating 4-0 defeat to
Liverpool in the Premier League, before a 1-0 defeat to Bolivia in the
World Cup qualifiers, which has put his country's qualification chances
Sanchez has struggled to deal with the continued scrutiny and has now hit back at his detractors via his Instagram account.
“And there comes the time when you get tired,” he wrote.
“You get tired when you are criticised with or without reason, you get tired when people want to see you defeated.
“You get tired to tell yourself 'I will get up again' after crying
about a defeat, and you get tired telling the world and the people that
are with you that everything is okay.
“And the worst thing is, no one ever realises how that makes you
feel... I have Chile's number 7 and it is a huge responsibility, that's
why it is a shame that journalists and bad people criticise without