Alexis Sanchez insists he is motivated by winning titles – and he wants more.
After winning La Liga during his time at Barcelona and Copa America trophy twice with Chile, Sanchez is keen to find success at club level, and bu that he means the Premier League trophy.
But he has won just the FA Cup at Arsenal and has been linked with an exit.
He’s reported to have put Chelsea at the top of his wishlist of clubs after stating he is happy in London and wants to play for a successful team.
Chelsea are set to win the Premier League for the second time in three years and would match Sanchez’s ambition.
The 28-year-old has admitted success is the most important thing for him in football.
“Looking at everything I’ve done in my career as a footballer, at all the titles, I believe that what’s hugely important is motivation,” he told Arsenal Player.
“If a footballer is well motivated and has various things to motivate him every day, he will keep achieving his goals.
“Everything in life depends on feeling motivated, whether you are talking about a child, a family or an individual.
“In my case my life has changed and improved because different things have motivated me.
“For example in the beginning my motivation was to help my family. Later on my motivation was to be the best.”
Sanchez knows the life of a footballer can be cut short due to injury or illness which is why he treats every game like it’s his last.
“Even if a match has gone badly, you don’t let it get to you and you move forward,” he added.
“As a footballer, everything you’ve achieved can easily be lost and then you are nobody.
“That’s just how life is and that’s why you shouldn’t let things get you down. That’s the reason I treat every match like a final.
“I try to do that in every game – to give 100 per cent. Life is like a pair of scales. One minute you can be right up there and the next really low.
“It’s important to try and maintain a sense of balance and that’s down to the individual.”