Davinson Sanchez has a bright future for Spurs
Posted On March 18, 2021
In an exclusive interview with Football FanCastDean Windass defended Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez following the North London derby penalty incident on Sunday but urged the center-back to root out his mistakes.
In the middle of the second half, the Colombian defender tangled with Alexandre Lacazette in the penalty area, and although reruns showed the Frenchman missed his kick before Sanchez came in and fouled him , referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot.
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Lacazette then recovered before sending his international colleague Hugo Lloris the wrong way to complete the turnaround for the Gunners, but Windass felt for Spurs’ South American center-back.
It ruined what was generally another positive afternoon for the £ 42million man Sanchez, who was showing signs of encouragement after long spells out of the Premier League side this quarter – with Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld preferred by Jose Mourinho.
Sanchez started seven league games on the rebound, but that incident in the Emirates came less than two weeks after VAR saved him from another blunder in Tottenham’s victory at Fulham earlier this month, with his poorly played clearance hitting Mario Lemina moments before. Josh Maja returned home, only for technology to step in.
Despite those two hairy moments, Windass believes Sanchez has now earned Mourinho’s trust and supported him for a bright future.
He said Football FanCast: “He’s a young child. I don’t think it’s a penalty, I agree with Jose he is cheating on him. You have to challenge, but nowadays VAR is going to give the penalty. He’s still learning, he’s going to make mistakes, but if you want to be in the top four you can’t afford to make mistakes, especially in the middle half.
“But he will make mistakes, I’m sure he has a bright future, there is the manager’s confidence because he plays. But I don’t think he’ll blame him for the penalty.