Davinson Sanchez explains why the Liverpool game was special for him

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Dom Le Roy

Davinson Sanchez has spoken of his delight after making his 100th appearance for Tottenham and has claimed that there is a lot more left to come from him in a Spurs shirt.

The centre back has gone to establish himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League after moving from Ajax to Spurs in the summer of 2017.

The 23-year-old put in a typically assured display against Liverpool in the game that marked a century of Spurs appearances for the Colombian but unfortunately his efforts couldn’t help the team avoid defeat against the Premier League leaders.

While the defender conveyed his pride at reaching the milestone, he admitted that it was a bittersweet experience owing to the result.

Speaking to the club’s official website: Sanchez said, “It has gone quickly, my first 100 games. Of course, I wanted to take a better result – it was a little bit unlucky for us, we had some chances, we didn’t score and that’s it.

“For me, it was a special game – every game is special – but this one even more because it was 100 games for me for Spurs. I’m so happy for that but I have to keep going – it’s life.

“It has been good, my journey so far. As always, (I’ve had) some good moments, some not very good moments as well but it’s not just about me. The team, wherever we go in the world, always you are in a good or bad moment so I just have to say thank you to everyone for giving me the opportunity to be there.

“Every game, for our supporters to be there, in every place, they are supporting us very, very well – not just myself but the team. We need to keep going. I feel like a great thing happened today – 100 games – but it’s not enough. I have many, many things to give to the team and I will try to make everyone happy in the ways that I can.”

The centre half was proud of the Lilywhites’ performance in the second half against Liverpool but he insisted that it was always going to be difficult coming from a goal down against the Reds given the form they are in.

Speaking about the game, he said: “We were very good, especially the second half because we showed a bit more than we’ve shown in the last few games.

“Everyone knows that they have been good in the last two years. We were good on the pitch but in the first half we conceded and when we go in (at half-time) behind, it’s always hard and even more against them. But we had some chances, we didn’t score and that’s football – in the end, they took the three points.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I was one of Sanchez’s biggest critics until last season but I have to admit that he has been our best defender so far this campaign. The 23-year-old has cut out the unforced errors he used to commit and has become better at reading the game. If he continues improving his technique and decision making, then there is nothing stopping him evolving into a world-class defender given his amazing physical attributes.

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