Davinson Sanchez has spoken very highly of Jose Mourinho both as a person and a coach this week, revealing that the Tottenham players are delighted to be working with him.
Sanchez could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm back in November 2019.
The Portuguese coach targeted the then-Ajax defender in Man United’s 2017 Europa League Final win, something the defender said he was well aware of (Evening Standard).
However, Mourinho has shown great faith in the Colombian international since arriving at Spurs, with the central defender starting plenty of matches.
The 23-year-old has now revealed that every player in the squad is excited to learn from the Tottenham boss.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It’s special. Everyone wants to learn from him and improve, even the more experienced players like Hugo [Lloris], who is a World Cup winner.
“We know the gaffer is a very good person, always there asking about your family and everything. We, as a team, are very, very excited to keep improving under him.”
Sanchez also admitted that the team cannot continue to play as poorly as they did in the weeks leading up to the suspension of the Premier League and the Champions League.
He added: “I think everyone knows as a team we expect to do better. The Premier League is always hard but we need to improve, that’s why we put so much work in every day, we’ll see what’s going to happen but looking back we can’t play like we were doing before.
“We have to do better if we are going to finish in the position that we want.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Davinson Sanchez’s improved form this season has gone under the radar. I was one of his biggest critics until last campaign as he suffered lapses in concentration almost every game. However, he has managed to cut that out of his game and has been our best defender this season.
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