Sanchez backed to regain confidence after ending goal drought

Arturo Vidal has backed teammate Alexis Sanchez after the winger ended his goal drought in Chile win over Japan in the Copa America.

Chile registered a 4-0 win over Japan in their Group C match of the tourney as Alexis Sanchez grabbed his first goal since January. Erick Pulgar opened the scoring in the 41st minute for the two-time defending Copa America champions before Eduardo Vargas added the second after the restart of the second half. Sanchez scored the third before providing an assist for Vargas to complete a double and a 4-0 win for Chile. And Vidal feels the former Arsenal man needed his goal after a “difficult” season with Manchester United.

“Alexis needed the goal. He had a difficult year and this gives him confidence,” he said.

Chile will take on Ecuador in the second match of the tournament on Saturday 22nd.

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