Inter forward Alexis Sanchez insists he has always kept faith in his instinct and abilities throughout his career.
Sanchez is reportedly in line to start the Nerazzurri’s key game in Serie A at home to Lazio on Sunday, with Lautaro Martinez being relegated to the bench.
Speaking in an interview with Inter’s official match day programme ahead of the fixture at San Siro, El Nino Maravilla touched on a range of different topics including what he believes to be his best attribute as a player.
“My best feature? One-on-one, having a 360-degree view of the field and doing things that others don’t,” Sanchez said.
“I trust my instincts and my abilities.”
Sanchez, who joined Inter permanently last summer after a fruitful loan spell from Manchester United, also spoke on Inter’s prolific striker Romelu Lukaku.
“He is a person who is always positive, smiling, and someone who loves to learn.
“Every day he puts in maximum effort and you can also see how he is growing with the coach.”
The former Barcelona and Arsenal star also touched upon playing alongside compatriot Arturo Vidal and pointed out some of the things they have been through together on the field.
“Vidal and I have learned many things together from our matches with Colo Colo to playing at the U20 World Cup, which was a wonderful experience that allowed us to get to know each other even more.
“Now we are here and he has grown a lot as a person and as a player.”
Sanchez, who is contracted to Inter until the end of the 2022-23 season, also spoke on growing up and what it’s like playing for the Chilean national team.
“Being born in Tacopilla meant growing up quickly right from the start.
“From an early age I always wanted to become a professional footballer.
“My debut for Chile was a special day, playing for your national team is the dream of all players.
“It is one of those feelings that will remain forever.”
This season the 32-year-old has scored two goals and provided a total of six assists for his Nerazzurri teammates.