Next Tuesday, the Chilean National Team will make their first official appearance in 2023. Eduardo Berizzo and his team will be looking for their first victory as they face Paraguay at the Monumental Stadium, with Alexis Sanchez as the team’s star player. However, this has been criticized in France because the match against Paraguay is scheduled too close to the continuation of Ligue 1.
The media in France has pointed out that Alexis Sanchez will have very little time to recover between the international match and his club’s upcoming game. Olympique de Marseille will play against Montpellier the following Friday.
Moreover, the Chilean forward will have to travel back and forth from Marseille to Santiago, covering a distance of 11,500 kilometers in just a few days. The French sports media outlet, Esprit Paillade, emphasized this issue by reporting that “the striker plays a friendly match against Paraguay on March 28 at 3:30 am French time, and Olympique faces Montpellier on Friday 31 at 9:00 pm.”
It remains to be seen what position the coach of the French team, Igor Tudor, will take regarding this situation. However, if there are no physical issues arising from the match against Paraguay, Alexis Sanchez will be fully available for his club’s game, despite the exhaustion caused by the long journey.