Unhappy Chilean international Jorge Valdivia has threatened to walk out of "disrespectful" Palmeiras, as the rift between the playmaker and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari deepens ahead of the new Brazilian season.
Valdivia, 27, returned to Palmeiras post-World Cup from Al Ain in a positive moment for the club, who had also hired 'Felipao' and were hoping to challenge for the Brasileirao title. Both team and player however had a disappointing season, and Valdivia had several public spats with Scolari and director of football Vladimir Pescarmona concerning his less than ideal fitness level. Speaking to ESPN Radio, 'El Mago' blasted the pair, and threatened to leave if things don't change.
"If I am not respected, we will have to sit down and talk about everything. If the trainer and the directors there is no problem, we'll terminate my contract and we will look at the best way for me to leave. What I will not tolerate is people talking badly about me," Validivia fired on Monday evening.
One aspect that had the playmaker particularly furious was a document he claims he was forced to sign stating what he had to do during his holidays to keep in shape and avoid injury, obligations he insists are "illegal".
"If they want me to come back, from January they are going to have to start respecting me," the player snapped to finish the interview.