Sanchez took a while to get his teeth into life at the club, but Okore has explained that he’s settling in well and has adjusted to a potential problem for any new signing coming into the Premier League.
“His grasp of the language has come on a lot too. He is getting there. You need to realise how difficult it is to go into a dressing room and not be able to speak fluently straight away. That's tough,” he said.
“But now he talking with the other lads in English. He is improving every day.”
The Colombian has been used frequently in the holding role this season and he’s a player who is going to be vital for Tim Sherwood over the rest of the campaign.
He offers vital protection to a defence, which has struggled since Sherwood arrived as manager, often conceding goals because the boss has found it difficult to name a settled back four.
The fact his English has improved is very significant because it should make communication between himself and the rest of the team much easier.
He can get into the right positions, as well as pointing out potential problems he sees developing to his teammates. The more he plays with the team, the more they will adjust and the more difficult they will become to break down as a result.