Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez has admitted that he often defies Arsene Wenger's orders to have a rest.
The Chilean playmaker, who has endured a tricky second season on English soil, has insisted that he would rather go home and work in the gym in pursuit of maintaining his form.
After a blistering debut campaign last term, the former Barcelona man has failed to produce the goods on a consistent basis this term.
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Injury has taken its toll on the unfortunate star, but that clearly has not stopped him working hard in pursuit of success.
Ultimately, the dynamic ace has admitted that football is his life and it makes him 'really sad' when his team lose.
"The manager sometimes says to me, 'Have a rest', but I don't want to rest," Sanchez told the official Arsenal website.
"I'd rather go home and do a bit of gym and exercise in my house to maintain my form.
"I always want to play and to win because football's my passion, it's my life. That's why every time we win, I'm really happy. I can't be happy with drawing or losing a match. It actually makes me really sad when that happens.
"Since I was a child I've always been annoyed if I didn't win. If I lost a match I would be annoyed and then I would just want to train so that I could win the next day."
Sanchez and co. will currently be gearing up ahead of today's tricky Premier League clash against Everton.
Currently sitting in third place in the division - 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City - Wenger's side must find some momentum, starting at Goodison Park. Failure to overcome Roberto Martinez's side will all but end their hopes of securing the title.
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