Coutinho's injury and Rakitic's suspension open a gap in the line-up for the intensive match against Atlético Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano
In a difference of a month, Arturo Vidal has changed his behaviour. After Arthur took his place against Tottenham, Vidal posted a photo on Instagram showing his annoyance. It seemed that the Chilean was angry with Ernesto Valverde and that he was not comfortable in the club and with his scarcity of minutes.
However, he has changed his situation with work and determination. He accepted his role in the team and he reacted with maturity and intensity when it has been his time. He just played 6 minutes against Real Madrid, but he scored; or he just played 12 against Inter and he did not appear against Sevilla. In the last six matches he has played 193 minutes of 630. Although this scarcity of minutes, he has left a great feeling. Against Betis he revolutioned the match, he scored and he assisted completing a great month with two goals and two assists with just few minutes.
Moreover, Coutinho is injured, Rakitic is banned and Dembélé is showing a bad attitude. With this mix, Arturo Vidal was in the line-up in the important match against Atlético Madrid. The Chilean has given the coach intensity in a match that was tough. In a month, Arturo showed his best attitude. Also, without Roberto and Rafinha, he will have more minutes for sure. Semedo will play as right wing back, so Valverde just have Busquets, Arthur, Rakitic and Vidal as midfielders.