Arsenal star striker Alexis Sanchez has been certified fit by Chile’s national team coach Antonio Pizzi, with the coach claiming that he is in no way endangering the forward.
The 27-year-old suffered a hamstring injury last Tuesday but Chile’s medical team claimed that it was only a ‘low grade tear’.
Uruguay have their final World Cup qualifier later today and Sanchez was involved in training for the whole duration.
Last week, Arsene Wenger was critical of Chile’s handling of Sanchez’s injury, claiming that a ‘suicidal decision’ by his national team could sideline the player for months.
But in his press conference on Monday, Pizzi has dismissed suggestions that Chile are being irresponsible over Sanchez’s condition.
‘Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal & Claudio Bravo are available for tomorrow’s game against Uruguay,’ said Pizzi.
‘Sanchez is one hundred percent. He’s trained well.
At no time we have received pressure from any club. Not Arsenal or Bayern.
‘The health of the players is paramount, we are very responsible.
‘We do not risk to anyone who is not in a position to play.’