Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, has revealed that he used to visit his local jail in Chile in order to play football as a youngster.
The 28-year-old was born and raised in the Chilean city of Tocopilla.
“I wanted to be a professional footballer from when I was small,” Sanchez told Arsenal Player.
“My mental approach was always to win and to go as far as possible playing football.
“I was always playing in tournaments and initially I played in goal.
“I was happy as long as I was playing football. I played with older people all the time – many of whom I really liked.
“[I played] in the street, but we also used to go to the local jail to play. We played with the people there on a dirt pitch, and I played in goal.”