Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez has waxed lyrical about Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn and Carlos Vinicius ahead of Spurs’ Europa League clash tonight.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min’s heroics at Spurs are well known, while Gareth Bale is now firing on all cylinders following a difficult few months since his return to Spurs on loan.
With Tottenham in the midst of a gruelling month fixture-wise which includes the North London derby this weekend, Jose Mourinho is expected to ring the changes tonight.
Bale could drop out after starting all three Premier League matches last week, with Mourinho saying on Thursday that he needed to keep managing the Welshman’s minutes.
Mourinho will also have to manage Kane and Son’s game time and must make a decision on whether to start one or both against Dinamo Zagreb tonight.
Therefore, it’s likely that Lucas, Lamela, Bergwijn and Vinicius will be in line for starts or considerable game time.
Speaking to football.london, Sanchez was asked whether he’d fear facing Kane, Son and Bale right now because they’re playing so well.
“Definitely [they are], it’s happening every day here in training sessions with them,” replied the 24-year-old.
“They’re just quality and you’ve mentioned those players but I can say that Lucas, Lamela, Bergwijn, Vinicius, all of them can show that quality like the names that you give me right now.
“They’ve been showing that quality in this competition. Of course you have to realise that you are facing Harry, Gareth and Sonny and they are in very good form.
“Not just this season. They have been doing very well and of course last year. You can have not the best period but always football will give you time to bounce back like I say. It’s very obvious that.”