Tottenham Hotspur recorded one of their most famous Champions League victories last night, as they beat German League leaders Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley.
Much has been said about Tottenham’s attacking threat, particularly through makeshift wingback Jan Vertonghen and in-form striker Heung Min Son.
However, Tottenham’s clean sheet against one of the best performing sides in Europe cannot be understated either, and with an unfamiliar back line too.
Pochettino fielded a defence of Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen.
Despite not playing as a five many times previously, the Spurs back line managed to shut out Dortmund, reducing them to a few decent chances across the full ninety.
One man who stood out in defence was Davinson Sanchez, who was an absolute beast in the middle of that back three.
Sanchez completed 111 of 117 passes throughout the 90 minutes, an accuracy of 94.9%.
He also won more tackles than any other player on the pitch with 4, and also made more ball recoveries than anyone else with 9.
This guy looks like he’s going to be a real player!
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