Davinson Sanchez reveals the funny way in which he learned English

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Tottenham Hotspur are now just one week away from their first ever Champions League final, as they prepare to face Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.

While this will be many Tottenham players’ first experience of a major European final, young Davinson Sanchez has plenty of wisdom under his belt.

The Colombian defender not only won the South American Champions League (Copa Libertadores) with his old club Atletico Nacional, but he also played in the Europa League final with Ajax in 2017, losing out to Man United.

Despite only playing one season in the Netherlands with Ajax, Sanchez then decided to make the move to the Premier League in a club transfer record of £42m (Guardian).

But, how did Sanchez learn English when moving to Tottenham Hotspur? Easy, he watched Peaky Blinders.

The defender has revealed that watching shows on Netflix like Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad, and Homeland with subtitles on helped him to get a grasp of the language and learn new words (Mirror).

Sanchez said (Mirror): “I watch with English subtitles. When I see a word I don’t understand, I look it up.

“I don’t just want to learn when I am at the club. I learn when I go home too. It helps me when I am on the pitch.”

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  1. It is good that he has this mentality. Oftentimes teams go to big events with the mentality to “enjoy the occasion” but in fact become overawed by the occasion and freeze on the day.

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