Sanchez has hunger for more

Spanish stopper on his burning desire to keep on developing.

By Alex Stedman • 31 December 2020

By James Boardman
Robert Sanchez has now made five Premier League appearances, keeping one clean sheet.

Rob Sanchez has a straight answer when asked for his for his aims and ambitions for the rest of the season.

The keeper made a fine second-half save from Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in Tuesday's game with Arsenal at the Amex and has impressed since Graham Potter made him first choice keeper against Fulham earlier this month.

By James Boardman
Robert Sanchez pulled off a tremendous stop to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He said, “I want to keep going now, I am very proud of what I have achieved but I want to do more.

“There has been a lot of hard work for me to get to this point. My Premier League debut was a moment I had been working towards for 18 years since I started playing football at the age of four. 

“It makes it all worth it, but I will keep going with my dream. I have proved a lot of people wrong and made a lot of people proud as well.”

Sanchez also has praise for head coach Potter, someone who he says has a wealth of knowledge on matters away from the pitch  as well as on it.

By Paul Hazlewood
Robert Sanchez is a big fan of the way Graham Potter works.

“He's probably the best manager I have worked under. He felt I was ready and decided to play me.

“Many coaches work on football solely, but he knows that mentality is also one of the most important factors.

“It's about being reliable and consistent if you want to be successful. You also have to have a good team harmony and he recognises all of those things really well.

“We have a lot of team and individual chats about those sorts of things and I love that about him. He understands every aspect of football as well the people behind it too.

“I think we have been quite unlucky with our results because the team we have is so good, but I think we'll keep improving and the results will get better.”