Jose Mourinho has labelled Davinson Sanchez’s performance in Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Burnley ‘very good’ after insisting that the entire team deserve credit for the clean sheet – in comments reported by Football London.
Spurs made it back-to-back 4-0 wins in the week. A brace from Gareth Bale and goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura saw them leave the Clarets stunned on Sunday.
Plenty of players were outstanding in the victory. But one player that several of the fans were raving about was Sanchez.
As shown by Whoscored, he completed 62 accurate passes. Remarkably, he also won 11 aerial duels. To put that into context, the rest of the Spurs squad managed 13 between them in the game.
He also made two tackles and 10 clearances. And while Mourinho was keen to praise the entire team for the defensive display, he suggested that he was pleased with the Colombian.
“I think the team played well defensively, it was a good compromise from the team,” he said, as reported by Football London.
“The defensive line cannot play as high as we did if the midfield and attacking players do not press, especially the player with the ball. It was a collective performance, very positive collective performance with loads of effort.
“Then Davinson played a very good game, very dominant, fresh, didn’t play the last match and he was very good.”
TBR View: Sanchez needs consistency to silence critics
Sanchez’s display is actually arguably a reminder of why he seems to frustrate Spurs fans at times. He was colossal in Sunday’s win.
And that kind of display is not an anomaly for the 24-year-old. However, the consistency seems to be an issue. He has also really struggled at various stages during his time in North London.
But if his latest performance is a sign of what is to come, then there is no question that a lot of his critics will be silenced very soon.