As we all know by now, Alexis Sanchez scored a superb hat-trick against Leicester City after months without a goal.

The Chilean has been under pressure to perform recently and although he’s still been contributing elsewhere on the pitch, as a forward, his main objective is to be banging in those goals.

The goalless period was understandably hard for the 26-year-old but I doubt anyone realised just how rough it’d been for him until he posted on Instagram following the 5-2 victory against Leicester.

The caption of his post contained a quote saying that “without crisis, there are no challenges” and essentially insinuated that the goal drought has made him stronger.

Obviously, I don’t think many people would describe what Alexis experienced in the opening stages of the season as a ‘crisis’ but what matters is that he’s back to goalscoring and is clearly delighted with his hat-trick.

” no pretendamos que las cosas cambien, si siempre hacemos lo mismo. La crisis es la mejor bendición que puede sucederle a personas y países , porque la crisis trae progresos. La creatividad nace de la angustia , es en la crisis que nace los descubrimientos y las grandes estrategias. Sin crisis no hay desafíos sin desafíos la vida es una rutina , es en la crisis donde aflora lo mejor de cada uno . QUIEN SUPERA LA CRISIS , SE SUPERA A SÍ MISMO SIN QUEDAR ‘SUPERADO’. ⚽️ 👍🏼 “We don’t pretend that things will change if we always keep doing the same. A crisis is the best blessing that can happen to people and countries because crisis brings progress. Creativity is born from anguish, it is in crisis that discoveries and great strategies are born. Without crisis there are no challenges, without challenges life is a routine, it is in crisis where the best of each person emerges. He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself without being overcome.” ⚽️👍🏽

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