Bellerin: Sanchez's demands can sometimes ‘be too much’

Posted By: Aveek Chakraborty
Bellerin: Sanchez's demands can sometimes ‘be too much’

London, Feb 14: Alexis Sanchez's former team-mate at Arsenal, Hector Bellerin has lifted the lid on the player's high profile exit from Emirates.

The Chilean joined United in a swap deal which saw United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the opposite way.

However, since Sanchez's transfer, the player has not seen sharing any good moment with his former club's team-mates.

Also, no team-mates of Arsenal even came out with any good luck message or bade farewell after his transfer which pointed out at a dressing room unrest among the other Arsenal players and the 29-year-old.

And now while talking about the incident, Gunners right-back Bellerin has hinted that while Sanchez is “one of the best” players in the Premier League, his over-demanding mentality, ambition from his team-mates slowly made him an unpopular player among the squad and sometimes for the same issue it created unusual brawl among the players.

Bellerin, speaking at the Oxford Union, revealed: "Alexis is an amazing player.

"One of the best in the Premier League for sure but he is a player who always wants to win.

"He demands from everyone, sometimes it can be too much. The great thing is he wants to win, to give 100 percent.

"This season maybe things weren't going as well for him but I truly believe he was giving 100 percent.

He also talked about Sanchez's much-talked goal scoring incident during their 3-2 win over Crystal Palace back in December where only half of the team celebrated with the forward, leading to speculation that there was a rift among the players.

Bellerin was one of those who didn’t celebrate with Sanchez, however, he now explained why he did not join him.

Bellerin suggested he was busy in talking with his fellow defender about following tactics after the goal thus could not join the Chilean while the celebration.

"There was one game against Crystal Palace. We celebrated a goal and some of the players went I stayed back.

"I was talking to Calum Chambers because there was some tactical stuff.

"For me, that was more important than celebrating the goal."

Sanchez has played three matches for United so far, winning twice and scoring once. The player has been handed the iconic number 7 shirt and is thought to be getting a fat pay-cheque of £350,000-per-week, highest in the Premier League.

Story first published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 14:19 [IST]
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