Following Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 win over West Ham United in the League Cup on Wednesday night, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino singled out centre-half Davinson Sanchez for praise.
The Colombian defender played the full 90 minutes against the Hammers, just two day after featuring against Manchester City in the Premier League.
After the match, Pochettino hailed the centre-half for his superb endurance, labelling him a “beast” in comments reported by Football.london.
“He has done very well, he is very strong physically and mentally,” Pochettino told Football.london. “Today he was fantastic on the pitch, to praise him isn’t enough, the effort was fantastic.”
The kind words from the Argentine manager will undoubtedly increase the confidence of Sanchez, a vital boost for the 22-year-old playing in just his second full season with Tottenham.
With a new contract signed in May tying Sanchez to Spurs until 2024, Pochettino clearly has faith in the defender despite some understandable struggles he’s faced since adjusting to English football.
Sanchez developed a formidable partnership on Wednesday with 20-year-old Juan Foyth, revealing a potential centre-back pairing of the future in north London.
With Mauricio Pochettino heaping praise on Davinson Sanchez, it appears as if the young defender is truly set for a memorable career at Tottenham, backed by his supportive manager.