It was a game to forget for Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez this afternoon, as Colombia were defeated 2-1 by Japan.
The young centre-back struggled throughout the fixture and can take a large part of the blame for their shock defeat.
However, whilst Spurs fans will not have enjoyed watching their starlet have such a troublesome game, they will have liked getting to know a potential new signing a little better.
With a reshuffle needed after a red card for Carlos Sanchez, the South American side threw Wilmar Barrios into the fray.
Spurs have been linked with his signature for some time now.
The Independent recently reported that his current club Boca Juniors had made a last ditch attempt to keep him in Argentina until at least January.
Spurs are said to be close on a deal to being the player to England, for a fee in the region of £14.5 million. But what did fans make of his display?
What became apparent quickly is that Barrios is no replacement for Mousa Dembele. He seems to be more in the shape of another Victor Wanyama or Eric Dier type.
He is strong in the tackle, athletic and plays neat and tidy football but fans are probably wondering if the club’s money can be better spent elsewhere.
Here is some of the best reaction…
Wilmar Barrios will probably start the next game for #COL Will see more of him then. But he does seem like a traditional defensive midfielder. We have Wanyama and Dier in that position both with better passing. #thfc #WorldCup
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) June 19, 2018
Barrios definitely got talent but still quite raw in terms of discipline. Looks like more of a Wanyama type destroyer than a Demebele replacement #COYS
— cal (@CmH_26) June 19, 2018
Enjoying this Colombia vs Japan match…this is turning into a terrific World Cup. Potential #COYS signing Barrios is looking good
— Peter Willis (@peter_pdm) June 19, 2018
This is all down to the Wilmar Barrios effect imo.
— ?????? (@Anthony_COYS) June 19, 2018
Like the look of this Barrios fella Spurs have been linked with, based on the 3/4 of this one game I’ve seen anyway. And we know, buying players based on one good tournament always goes well.
See Sissoko, Paulinho et al.
— Mitchell Barry (@mitchellbarry) June 19, 2018
Barrios looks very strong in the tackle, a little bit of room i improve with regards to carrying the ball.
— Scott Byrd (@DSMSpurs) June 19, 2018
Yes dude barrios is a solid and physical midfielder who can attack and defend that’s why Tottenham wants him
— Tuti (@agustintc10) June 19, 2018