Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has revealed that Chile international Arturo Vidal is not as fearsome as he looks and praised the midfielder’s current form for the Bavarians.
The 28-year-old helped Pep Guardiola’s men to a 3-2 aggregate victory over Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with goals in both legs of the tie and Sammer had nothing but praise for the former Juventus star.
“Arturo might look like a dangerous guy, but he is pretty harmless,” Sammer told the official Bayern website. “He is a lovely guy. Arturo has developed really well since joining Bayern.
“He is in great form at the moment. He scores decisive goals, works hard, wins his personal duels and is unpredictable because he goes with his instinct. This is proving to be very helpful for us.
“Arturo always wants to play. I think he would have to fracture his leg before he would accept that he cannot play.”
Bayern Munich are joined in the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.