Arturo Vidal: Of course I miss Juventus!

The Chilean midfielder spent four years with the Italian champions, winning four Scudetti, but he will put friendships to one side when Bayern Munich face the Old Lady in Europe
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal admits that he misses playing for Juventus but insists that nostalgia will not be on his mind when the two teams meet in the Champions League.

Vidal's professionalism has been questioned since moving to Munich, with the Chilean having been charged with drink-driving while in Chile and subsequently accused by media reports of turning up inebriated to a training session in Qatar.

Nevertheless, the 28-year-old has pledged his loyalty - and his life - to his new club.

"Of course I miss Juve," Vidal told TZ. "It will be a strange game because I had four wonderful years in Turin.

"But now I defend the colours of Bayern - I will give my life to win these two matches and the quarter-finals."


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Though Vidal is fully focused on Bayern's success, the four-time Scudetto winner revealed that he keeps in touch with his former team-mates.

"Over the course of four years, the fans developed a deep affection for me and vice versa. The same goes for the guys I played with," he enthused.

"I speak to them from time to time. I still have a great relationship with all of them and I look forward to the reunion."