I Played Football On The Street And In Jail – Alexis Sanchez

29th March 2017
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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.”


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