Nacho Monreal says that Alexis Sanchez staying at the club is good news for everyone, calling the Chilean the team’s most important player.
The deadline day madness is behind us now and we have to get on with the football, and the Spanish international is keen to see last season’s top scorer back in the fold.
“It is good news for us, the fans, and the club in general,” he said.
“He is the most important player for us and all we can offer to the fans is that in the next game, from the first minute, we start with intensity and play a good game and everything will come back as before.
“Alexis is always trying to win, he always helps us and gives his maximum, 100 per cent effort in every single training session and he is going to be very important to us for the rest of the season.”
Monreal was also up front about the team’s defensive issues, and called on everyone to play their part, not just the men at the back.
“I have to say that in the last three games we have conceded eight goals and this is a lot,” he continued.
“Obviously it is not only the fault of the defenders. Every single player has to defend, but conceding eight goals in three games is a lot and we have to improve.
“We can’t concede three or four goals because it is then impossible to get something.”