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Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo has said his Chile international team-mate Alexis Sanchez was frustrated a move to the club fell through.
City had a £55million bid for the Arsenal forward accepted on transfer deadline day last week but the Gunners’ failure to find a replacement saw the switch collapse.
City goalkeeper Bravo was with Sanchez on international duty at the time and witnessed his reaction.
Bravo said: “We were talking in Chile. He went from happiness to bitterness in a few hours, although it’s all in the past now.
“The transfer didn’t happen because a player didn’t go to Arsenal and everything collapsed.
“We would have loved to have him here, but the market gives you these time limits and the rush is not good. This time it was not possible, but hopefully we have him here in the future.”
Bravo said: “You go from being on the bench watching the game and within seconds you are out there playing.
“Us goalkeepers know this can happen but you never expect it. I wouldn’t have wanted to play for a reason like this.
“These things are avoidable, you can easily avoid putting your foot in somebody’s face so you don’t do them damage.
“At first I thought that he had hit him in the hip, but then I saw clearly that he got him with the face.”
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