Sánchez: “I Have One Objective & That's To Help The Team”

By: Kevin Affleck

A delighted Carlos Sánchez is thrilled to be at Watford and is keen to fully pitch in to the promotion battle and pass on his vast experience.

The 88-cap Colombia international signed this week on a short-term deal to provide midfield cover and competition, and is ready to make a big impression at his third English club, following on from spells at Aston Villa and West Ham.

“I'm very excited to be here,” he said. “This is a very good chance for me and I can't wait to start and do my best for the team. I want to play, I want to make a good start and I am excited to give all I have for the club. I have one objective and that's to help the team with their objective.”

Sánchez, 35, was in the stands on Wednesday night to watch the Hornets rack up a sixth win in seven games at Vicarage Road with a 2-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

“I watched the last game and I really liked it,” he said. “We have a nice team, good quality players and I am really impressed. We played very well and we have a good idea – and this is very important. I am very happy and excited.”

The former Fiorentina and Espanyol deep-lying midfielder is short on game time having been released by West Ham last summer, but he looks fit as a fiddle and will be a handy addition once he gets up to speed.

“I never stopped training,” he said. “When I left West Ham, I go with my family to Spain and I train on my own. I have kept fit and I was looking for a chance like this. When the club called me, I said 'yes, of course'. I'm fit and I want to be involved. I am a guy who never gives up. I know what the team needs and so I want to show what I can do. I have experience, I have qualities and I want to bring them here and help the team to get its objective.”

Sánchez found a few familiar faces in the dressing room when he turned up earlier this week, some he had played with and against.

“It's very cosmopolitan,” he said. “I know a few lads from the past. It's like I have been here before because everyone was very kind with me and I talked with everyone. That's very important when you arrive at a new club. It's like I've been here for one year. I had some good battles before with Tom Cleverley and I know Marc Navarro from Espanyol. We made a very good friendship there. He has been very kind and welcomed me. I was also happy to see Jeremy [Ngakia]. I trained a lot with him at West Ham. He is young and started to play in the first team there. I am happy to be here with him.”

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