Leijer's form for the Development Squad has already earned him a place on Sanchez' bench this season and the defender clearly enjoyed the match day buzz, fuelling his hunger to achieve his ambition of actual game time for the Whites at Craven Cottage.
"The Premier League for me, it's something which is watched throughout the world, and in a lot of people's eyes it's the best league in the world. To be involved is good for me, I look forward to match day. To be involved with the First Team you get a bit of a buzz and get a feel for the pressure and atmosphere.
"Unfortunately I haven't got on the pitch yet and that's something I'm working towards and hopefully my chance will come. As I said before, I'm young and I've got a lot to learn. If I keep working at my game it will come."