Who is Robert Sánchez, the most unknown face of the last call-up of the Spanish team

Robert Sánchez, Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper

Luis Enrique presented his list of summoned for the next window of FIFA matches on the occasion of qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. main novelties There are four footballers making their debut, with several of them pounding on the door of the national team for a while, as is the case with Pedri, Bryan Gil or Pedro Porro. However, one name surprised everyone: that of Robert Sanchez.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper of the Brighton and Hove Albion has been called, in principle, as a third alternative for the red goal, along with David de Gea or Unai Simón, who are being fixed with Luis Enrique. However, this time, the Asturian has ventured to summon this footballer hitherto unknown to many fans.

And it is that, Sánchez, has developed his entire football career as a professional in England after training in the lower categories of Cartagena and Levante. Brighton had their eye on him in 2013 for their youth team and after several transfers, this season has settled in the goal of the seagulls, with which he has already disputed 20 encounters in all competitions.

He made his Brighton debut at age 22 last November in a high-altitude duel against Tottenham, precisely in the game in which Gareth Bale returned to release his scoring account with ‘spurs’. Despite the defeat and not counting in the following matches for the coach, he took advantage of the second opportunity he had, and since then the team’s run of results has been pretty good.

Just five defeats in 16 games Since he was established as the first goalkeeper, they endorse Sánchez in the goal of the English, who also has a record without equal in the league. 12 of 12 lead in stopped shots from outside the area, a 100% effectiveness that no other goalkeeper with at least seven games played can boast.

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