It seems like nearly all of Tottenham’s senior players have been injured at some point this season and Davinson Sanchez is the latest to be struck by the injury curse that has afflicted the club after the World Cup.
With Jan Vertonghen still recovering from the long-term injury that has kept him out for months – although he is back in full training – that blow puts the onus onto 20-year-old Juan Foyth.
The Argentine endured a nightmare Premier League debut against Wolves, where he gave away two penalties to turn a 3-0 stroll into a grandstand finish at 3-2.
But he showed impressive character and composure to replicate his impressive Carabao Cup performances in his next league assignment against Crystal Palace, where he netted the winner as Spurs kept a clean sheet in difficult conditions in south London.
Sanchez’s absence and Vertonghen’s recovery puts the pressure on Foyth to replicate that form on a longer term basis, starting with the visit of Chelsea tomorrow afternoon.
The prospect of reuniting Vertonghen with his international team-mate Toby Alderweireld will be very tempting indeed for Mauricio Pochettino and Foyth will have to remain on top of his game to impress his countryman and keep his starting spot.