Sanchez: We're all hungry to keep improving

Goalkeeper on Albion's desire to continue their good run of form.

By Alex Stedman • 20 February 2021

By James Boardman
Rob Sanchez has been in impressive recent form for Albion.

Rob Sanchez says attitude, application and team chemistry have been three key ingredients in Albion’s current run of form.

The team have gone unbeaten in six Premier League games for the first time and it’s their best top-flight sequence since a run of eight without defeat in the First Division in November 1981.

He said, "We’ve been trying to build our confidence each week and keep the momentum going after a good result.

"It’s about developing the understanding about one another in the team, and in particular for me about the defence in front of me. We always just try to do our best and take it game by game."

The Spanish stopper also paid special tribute to the club’s goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts and his fellow teammates in defence.

"I wouldn’t be what I am today without Ben’s guidance.

"He gives me tough love sometimes to push me harder helps me focus on the key things you need to be successful in your career. I work with him after every match and watch it back, study and try to improve.

"He talks to me about not getting too high or too low and focusing on every single moment and match to learn and get better.  

"The defence in front of me are also top players and are really solid. They have a good understanding - they are unbelievable, so it gives me a lot of confidence."

Next up for Albion is Crystal Palace at the Amex on Monday, and Sanchez is excited to get his first taste of the much-anticipated fixture.

"I’ve heard quite a lot about it. It’s a shame there’s no fans but the rivalry is still there, so it will be exciting.

"I haven’t played in any of those sort of rivalry matches before. In Spain it was Valencia vs Levante, but I was too young to experience those."