Serie A legend caught badmouthing ‘disgusting’ Newcastle United for what they did vs AC Milan

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Former Inter Milan and Barcelona star Arturo Vidal clearly isn’t a fan of Newcastle United as he slammed the team while on Twitch.

Veteran Serie A star Arturo Vidal has poured scorn on Newcastle United and labelled Eddie Howe's tactics against AC Milan as 'disgusting'.

Vidal, who has made 175 appearances in the Serie A and now plays for Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense, was caught criticising the Magpies while streaming on his Twitch channel.

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Newcastle United picked up a point at the San Siro to kickstart their return to European football and turned in a gutsy display against a dominant AC Milan. It could prove a vital Group Stage point ahead of facing Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in the so-called 'group of death'.

During the match on Tuesday night, AC Milan recorded 25 shots against Newcastle United's six and Vidal was not happy that the Magpies didn't play more on the front foot.

The 36-year-old, who finished as a runner-up in the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2015, was quoted by Red Gol giving his verdict on the match. He said: “I saw the worst game in the history of the Champions League. Milan and Newcastle, how they play that match in the Champions League, crazy.

“But those fools from Milan with Newcastle made me sick. They are lucky because they only know how to run, otherwise they wouldn’t be there.

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“I don’t understand Newcastle, they come fourth in the league, but they don’t do anything, disgusting. They have to risk their lives, if it is their first game, show a little more, they left me as angry as hell. This is the Champions League.”

Eddie Howe was pleased with his side’s performance (Image: Getty Images)Eddie Howe was pleased with his side’s performance (Image: Getty Images)
Eddie Howe was pleased with his side’s performance (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

The Chilean's comments won't faze Newcastle United, whose fans left the San Siro proud of what they saw and content with a first point of the competition.

Speaking after the game, Eddie Howe said: "You can't underestimate the difficulties of coming here - the emotion of the game, new experiences, we had to take a lot on board today.

"I thought the crowd were very good for Milan. It was a hostile atmosphere, and the players had to adjust to that, and that is why I don't think you can underestimate the performance and point. It will look better and better as time goes on."

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