Robert Sanchez says Spain debut would be a dream
Robert Sanchez says it would be a dream to make his Spain debut.
The Albion goalkeeper is in Granada ahead of his nation’s opening World Cup qualifier versus Greece this evening.
He is working with Unai Simon of Athletic Bilbao and David De Gea of Manchester United.
Simon is favourite to start against Greece but Sanchez would love to make his debut at some stage over the current international window.
That would mean beating De Gea (pictured above by RFEF), one of his goalkeeping idols when he was growing up, to the team place.
Sanchez said: “As I have said, he was my idol but now we are rivals and I am going to try, always in a friendly way, but I am going to try and fight for that position.
“If I make my debut it will be a dream come true. Hopefully it happens.
“If it doesn’t, I will keep playing well for my team and hopefully it will be next time.”
Sanchez has been doing well in training under the guidance of goalkeeping coach Jose Sambade.
The Seagulls star added: “It has been a dream fulfilled. I was a bit nervous at the start but since I’ve been here everyone has looked after me very well and made me feel very comfortable.”
Spain boss Luis Enrique gave nothing away as he praised all three of his keepers plus those who missed out on the current squad.
That appears to include Kepa Arrizabalaga at Chelsea.
Enrique said: “The three goalkeepers are fine. Any of the three could play, no problem. I’m delighted with the three I have now and also those who didn’t come.”
“If they regain form they have a chance to be back here.”