Sanchez: I'm trying to be the best version of myself

Keeper wants to repay Potter's faith in him.

By Charlie Hanson • 25 December 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Robert Sanchez has kept five clean sheets so far this campaign.

Robert Sanchez says Graham Potter has given him the belief to take his game to another level.

Albion’s head coach thinks the keeper can go all the way to the top, and the 24-year-old wants to prove him right.

Sanchez has been a virtual ever present since Potter gave him his debut against Tottenham in November 2020 and this year he made his Spain debut and was part of their Euro 2020 squad.

By Paul Hazlewood
The Spain international has made 15 Premier League appearances this season.

“It’s unbelievable that your boss feels like that about you,” said Sanchez. “I talk to him and I know he has full trust in me. That's why he gave me my debut [last season against Tottenham] and plays me every game now.

“He thinks I can get better and get to the top, which is amazing. I believe what he says and I have to try and reach that level.

“I am working on every single aspect of my game. Not just in football, but outside as well. My life is settled so I can do my best when I am on the pitch, and be the best version of myself.

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter is always available to talk to, according to Robert Sanchez.

“The head coach knows more than me about the game, he has more experience. You always listen to people like that. More importantly he is someone that want to help you.”

Sanchez has kept 15 clean sheets in 42 appearances since making his Premier League bow and even when he makes mistakes he says Potter is there to help him.

“There's going to be constructive criticism because he's always trying to help you,” added Sanchez.

“He knows what to do in all situations. He’s always available to talk and I think he has a good relationship with everyone, he’s an unbelievable manager. For me everything he does is right. The way he sees the game and what he’s trying to do with the team is just amazing.”