50 passes, 4 tackles: £65,000-a-week Tottenham star proves worth to Antonio Conte
Tottenham continued their good form under Antonio Conte by comfortably despatching Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Goals from Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez and Son Heung-min ensured a pretty comprehensive rout in the Sunday rain.
Places are up for grabs in Conte’s team and in Sanchez, Tottenham have a player who is desperate to prove a point.
The Colombian hasn’t always covered himself in glory since arriving in North London from Ajax.
He has often struggled for consistency and some lapses in concentration have made him particularly error-prone.
Since Conte arrived though, he’s been like a different player and now looks like becoming a mainstay in the team.
Some statistics from today’s victory showcase just how far he’s come under the Italian title-winner.
As per Who Scored, he made four tackles, one interception and completed two clearances during the 90 minutes.
He also highlighted his prowess in the air, winning three aerial duels, whilst he also attempted 50 passes.
In total, he has made 161 appearances for Tottenham and on current form, he looks pretty undroppable.
Integral: Sanchez proving vital for Tottenham
It will be interesting to see whether or not Conte will enter the race for another centre-back in January.
On current showing, both Sanchez and Eric Dier are performing well and that might tempt the Spurs boss into spending funds on other areas of his squad.
Sanchez has been impeccable at the back since Conte arrived and he is clearly getting a tune out of the £65,000-a-week performer.
The centre-back hasn’t always been a popular member of the squad among supporters.
With a few more performances of this nature, however, his critics will stay firmly silent.
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