Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez is pleased to have Chile to a 3-0 win in yesterday’s friendly match against Albania.

The 35-year-old spoke to ChileVision, via FCInterNews, after the match. He praised some of the younger players in La Roja’s squad for giving the team legs and energy.

Inter forward Sanchez may not be a regular starter for his club anymore.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona veteran has been more of a player to give the team an option from the bench or deputize for starters Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram this season.

That certainly does not mean that Sanchez has not had his say.

The Chilean was decisive in a run of matches in Serie A whilst Thuram was out recently, for example. He grabbed a goal and three assists in a three-match sequence.

But for his national team, Sanchez remains a key player.

The 35-year-old starts regularly for Chile. His quality and experience can continue to make the difference as they so often have for La Roja.

Sanchez made his national team debut nearly two decades ago, in 2006.

And it has been 161 appearances and counting for Chile for the Inter forward. He has scored 51 goals for the national team, making him his country’s all-time top goalscorer.

Alexis Sanchez Pleased With Chile Win Vs Albania In Friendly

Sanchez was once again at the heart of Chile’s attack in a friendly against Albania yesterday night.

The Inter forward declared that “I’m happy for the team. We put in a lot of desire.”

“The young players kept running throughout the match,” Sanchez continued.

“That’s what we needed,” he said. “Players running for their teammates.”

“The attitude from everyone was good overall,” Sanchez said. “I’m pleased, and we hope that we can keep going like this.”

“And now we’ll face France. I’m happy because we will be facing a great opponent.”