Thursday, 14th November, 2013
Chile winger Alexis Sanchez has heaped praise on England goalkeeper Fraser Forster ahead of the friendly match at Wembley Stadium tomorrow between the two nations.
The 24-year-old previously played against the Celtic custodian in Barcelona’s two Champions League games against the Scottish outfit last season and once this term as well.
Forster was exceptional between the sticks for Celtic on each of those three occasions and Sanchez admitted that his nation will find it difficult to score past the 25-year-old if he is given the nod to play tomorrow’s game.
"Fraser is a keeper who is good with his feet", he was quoted as saying by Celtic’s official site.
"He is a complete player and it will be difficult to score against him. But it’s up to them [England] to choose who are the best keepers to take to Brazil.”
Sanchez further added Chile’s match against a top notch nation like England will be historic and that he is keen to score and help his side claim a memorable victory against the Three Lions.
"You don’t play every day against a strong team like them and for us it’s going to be historic”, he added.
“It would be fantastic to score a goal and to help my team win. Any Chilean player would love to score at Wembley.”
Sanchez has thus far been capped 63 times by Chile and has 21 international goals to his name.
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