Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sánchez has shared his delight at being called up by Spain for the forthcoming international break.
The Brighton goalkeeper has been something of a revelation for Graham Potter’s side this season after replacing Mat Ryan earlier in the campaign.
After making his debut in a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at the beginning of November, Sánchez has established himself as Brighton’s number one since with 17 Premier League appearances to his name so far.
He’s impressed, too, with just 17 goals conceded and six clean sheets to his name, an impressive tally so far for the 23-year-old.
Indeed, it was claimed that he had both England and Spain vying for his attention, with the goalkeeper eligible to play for both, as a result of his strong performances.
Spain have now stolen a march on that front after Luis Enrique included him in his squad for the forthcoming international break, a call-up Sánchez admits he wasn’t expecting.
“It’s the dream you have when you’re little,” he told Radio MARCA.
“I’ve always wanted the call-up, but I didn’t expect it so soon.
“Doing what I’ve always done, keeping my head down, smiling and working hard every day, this opportunity has finally presented itself.
“I’m going to go on Monday to train and for Luis Enrique to see me in person. Spain has always had great goalkeepers, and now I’m one of the best.”