Davinson Sanchez reflects on West Ham 3-3 meltdown and looks ahead to LASK

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Davinson Sanchez
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After 86 minutes of composed and resolute defending against West Ham on Sunday, Davinson Sanchez had a game to forget in North London.

Spurs raced to a 3-0 lead inside 16 minutes in the London derby thanks to a Harry Kane brace and another Heung-min Son goal.

Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld defended with no hint of mistake across the first half, allowing the attacking outlets to retain possession and do damage.

However, come the 86th minute when Spurs were still 3-1 to the good, Sanchez managed to head the ball past Hugo Lloris when attempting to deal with a cross.

In doing so, the Colombian defender gave the Hammers the incentive they needed to push for a late equaliser, something they achieved with just seconds left on the clock.

While the media did not directly ask Sanchez about his own goal, the defender was asked about the 3-3 draw in general and he claimed that the result was hard to take.

Sanchez said (Football London): “Of course it was hard to take, we know that. It had to be better. In the same way, we have enough experience to take it and not repeat it.

“The last 10 minutes we can’t repeat or concede to any opponent. It’s not thinking about whether they have the quality or not, every opponent can do that. We are here with enough experienced players who have been playing at a high level, so it was tough to take in the way it happened. It can happen to anybody but we have enough experience to move on and the next game is already tomorrow.”

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