Sanchez enjoyed first North London Derby


Davinson Sanchez savoured north London derby victory for the first time before immediately turning his attentions to tomorrow’s trip to Turin.

The summer signing from Ajax has settled in easily and has worked well alongside Jan Vertonghen and the youngster was in the thick of the action as we triumphed 1-0 over Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.

He made some crucial interceptions over the course of the game and the Colombian international also had a heart-in-the-mouth moment right at the end when Alexandre Lacazette made a run inside him and was through on goal – only to drag wide with just Hugo Lloris to beat.

He was probably the most relieved person of the 83,000-plus inside the national stadium, and Davinson underlined his joy at winning the game before shifting his focus to Tuesday night’s Champions League trip to Juventus. Speaking to the club website he said: “I feel so, so, so good!” he beamed. “It’s a special feeling because it’s a derby and we’ve won.

He added:”It was a really good game from everyone, we worked so hard, it was intense but we tried to play, created a lot of chances and it was an unbelievable win for us. This game was about character, it was about taking the better decisions and scoring the goal.
“Now we go to Juventus where we have a big game in the Champions League and again we will go there to try to take the victory. After this game we have more confidence for that.”

On his thoughts about the Lacazette chance , Davinson explained: “I saw the ball, I tried to anticipate the play but the ball… I don’t know what happened with it and it moved a little bit to my left side.When I saw Lacazette on the ball I tried to work a little bit for him not to take the better decision to finish the action. It was lucky for us but we didn’t need luck to win this game. Always you worry a little bit in that situation because we did a lot of work to win this game, but the result was deserved.”

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