Premier League: Carlos Sanchez still settling in at Aston Villa

Image: Carlos Sanchez: Confident he will come good

Carlos Sanchez says he is still finding his feet at Aston Villa and has called on supporters to remain patient with him.

The Colombia international was taken to Villa Park over the summer on the back of a positive showing at the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Paul Lambert spent £4.7million on the holding midfielder, with the 28-year-old acquired from Elche.

He has, however, struggled to offer a return on that investment, with inconsistencies frustrating coaching staff and fans.

Sanchez, who has made only five Premier League starts this season, is confident, though, that he will come good if given time in which to fully adjust to life in England.

He said in the Birmingham Mail: “I have no doubt there’s much more to come from me.

“I know where I can get to as a player, I will get better. I know that. I would like to ask the fans to have a little patience with me. It’s still a little new for me.

“It’s been a good challenge got me because obviously football over here is very quick, much quicker than the other countries I’ve played in.

“But I think I’ve progressed a great deal. I feel very comfortable and I’m so happy here. I feel welcome at Villa.

“The Premier League is a different style of football but I expected that, it’s box to box and 100 miles per hour. In Spain you have more time.”

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