The 32-year-old, who has been Barcelona’s first-choice goalkeeper this season, praised Sanchez for his success in England and told the sports publication that, as a Chilean, it filled him with great pride.
‘’We must care about us, we have so many players turning. To me, as a Chilean, it feels me with satisfaction to see the cases of Arturo (Vidal), Gary (Medel) and Alexis (Sanchez) at Arsenal succeed.
‘’I like people to enjoy this festival of football (Copa America). Today, Chile has a good selection with players who have achieved outstanding things. Our game is not based on what you do or Alexis or Arturo; our strength is the group.’’
Bravo is the latest in a long line of players, critics and fans to praise the Arsenal attacker over what he has achieved in his debut season in the Premier League.
On Saturday, the 26-year-old will most likely be dubbed as the key man by many when Arsenal meet Aston Villa at Wembley looking to retain the FA Cup trophy.
Once the game is over, the tenacious attacker will only have a few days to rest before heading out to his home nation to play in the Copa America tournament, which is due to kick off on 11th June.
The competition, which will see some of the best players in the world pitted against one another, will be a good chance for Chile to boost their reputation following an impressive World Cup showing in 2014.
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico will all believe they can lift the trophy on 4th July. However, Chile certainly won’t go down without a fight.