Sanchez looking forward
Winger keen to keep on improving
By Andres Garavaglia. Last Updated: December 31, 2011 6:48pm
Alexis Sanchez: Wants to continue his development at Barcelona and emulate the success of Lionel Messi
Barcelona midfielder Alexis Sanchez is delighted with the way his career is progressing, but stressed the importance of continuing to work on his game.
The 23-year-old Chile international moved to Camp Nou from Udinese last summer in a €26 million deal after five successful years in Serie A.
He has made 12 appearances for the Catalan giants so far this season, scoring five goals - four of those coming in his last three appearances.
Sanchez, though, is remaining grounded and insists he still has a lot of developing to do at Barca.
"At Barcelona I am going step-by-step," he said. "I know that I haven't done anything yet but I am happy for the career that I have had until this moment, most of all the performance I had at Udinese, when I had been chosen as one of the best players in Italy.
"On the other hand I find it important to keep on growing, and that is happening at Barcelona, where I learn very much from Lionel Messi, the best player in the world.
"This team wants to keep on winning things; I want to be at Barcelona for a long time. I want to follow the way Messi has gone.
"That means to win everything."