Robert Sanchez has heaped praise on head coach Graham Potter and goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts.
The keeper’s tributes came after the 4-0 win over Manchester United that took Albion to 47 points with games against Leeds United on Sunday and West Ham to come.
“This season has been unbelievable. We wanted to improve on last season and we’ve been through some ups and downs, but we’re finishing strongly and we’re all pleased.
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“The squad itself is unbelievable. The relationships within the group are really strong and that’s why we’re playing so well, because we’re a family.”
The Spain international believes that Potter has had an important impact on the team’s upward trajectory since his appointment in May 2019.
“As a manager he’s been great for this club, as a team we’re getting better every year. He’s amazing to work with, I love it, every single game, every week, he’s made me a better player.”
The 24-year-old says his close relationship with former Albion keeper Roberts and his coaches have been behind Sanchez’s impressive form this season – he has kept 11 clean sheets.
“The goalkeeping coaches I have worked with deserve all the credit, they have made me the keeper I am today, especially Ben. Before games they prepare me as best as possible, at half-time [against Manchester United], he was saying to me ‘the first and second shots are going to come, don’t switch off’, because if you go through 50, 60 minutes and you don’t have much to do it’s easy to switch off and you could let one in.
“It’s unbelievable what they have done, Ben is like a father to me.”