Inter Milan icon Berti tells Arturo Vidal to 'lose a couple of kilos' in stunning attack on ex-Barcelona star

INTER MILAN icon Nicola Berti has urged Arturo Vidal to 'lose a couple of kilos' in a stunning attack on the struggling Chilean star.

Vidal, 33, quit Barcelona in the summer to rekindle his relationship with Antonio Conte – with whom he worked under at Juventus – at the San Siro.


But after a tricky start to life back in Italy – including key errors in the 3-2 loss to Real Madrid – ex-Inter star Berti, who also played for Tottenham during his career, has ordered Vidal to shape up.

Berti told Gazzetta dello Sport: "In the first place, he is missing some goals, as he did with Juventus.

"He is a player with great experience and quality, I like him a lot. But he has to do more.

"We are waiting for a Vidal to score and not make the mistakes he made in the first half with Real Madrid.

"He has a fantastic character, is an engine, but it should give more.

"In my opinion, he must lose a couple of kilos… I am telling you openly, it's the truth.

"He changed several teams, even in Barcelona he did not do as well as in Juve.

"We take him as a champion, but he has to give something more."

Berti concluded: "Perhaps he misses the crowds."

Vidal has had his own say on the tough start to life back in Italy – while admitting Conte played a huge role in his return to Serie A.

The ex-Bayern Munich ace said: “I was fine at Barca – there was a good group there, colleagues that had become more than friends.

“When you’re happy you want to stay where you are, but things changed and so I made the decision to come to Inter.

“I’m hungry to win Serie A and dream of winning the Champions League.

"I’m here mainly because of [Conte]. We spent three years together at Juventus, we won a lot and had an unforgettable experience.

"He loves me – we spoke a lot during the summer and both he and the club did everything they could to get me here.”

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