Sanchez: Albion is my home

Goalkeeper also looking forward to Saturday's game at Selhurst Park.

By Bruce Talbot • 11 February 2023

Rob Sanchez is completely settled at the club and says 'it feels like home'.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper has established himself as first choice since making his Premier League debut in November 2020 and is looking forward to tasting the derby atmosphere again when Albion head to Crystal Palace today.

He said, “Brighton feels like home. I always say Brighton is the club that has given me everything and are always caring about me.

“I came at 16 and the club just pushed me through the levels, helping me with my loans, picking the best places for me to go and develop the experience and knowledge.


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Sanchez on Mitoma and Palace

“Now I've been first choice here two and a half years I am super happy, Brighton has always felt like home.”

Albion haven’t beaten Palace in any of the last six meetings but are unbeaten in their last four games at Selhurst Park. It will be a new experience for some of Sanchez’s teammates including the in-form Kaoru Mitoma.

“It’s going to be a good experience for the players that haven’t been there before,” added Sanchez. “It’s something different and we will have to let them know what to expect.

“To be honest I have never seen anything like the rivalry for excitement and the way the crowd get into it. We’re playing well and we’re looking forward to the game.”