Spartak Moscow manager Valery Karpin has criticised striker Ari after the Brazilian did not return on time following an international break. Karpin have decided to give the players an extended break if they had participated in the Confederations cup. Brazil managed to win the tournament, but Ari was not part of the squad that achieved this victory. As a result, he was set to report like every other player on the opening day of training. The failure to do so has resulted in Ari getting the wrath of Karpin, who is determined to either get an apology out of the player or sell him before the transfer window closes.
A number of clubs like Rubin Kazan are interested in signing Ari. Karpin said that this extremely unprofessional attitude for the player should not be present within the squad. The 27-year-old striker scored six goals for Spartak Moscow last season. This also includes goals against the likes of Fenerbahce and Celtic in the European competitions. Despite being one of the experienced and quality players in the Spartak Moscow squad, it is expected that Karpin will not be interested in playing him again if he does not offer a written apology.
Karpin also defended his decision to allow Pareja to leave the club on a loan deal to Sevilla.
“Ari did not want to come back and it’s his own decision. So, he is now paying for it. What’s next? Things might change. At the moment, it’s just like that and we will see in the next couple of days. He will train with the second team until we come back. He is guilty of coming very late. It turns out he does not want to train and does not respect any team or coaching staff. Pareja wanted more playing time on the pitch. So, we decided to part ways,” said Karpin.