‘His work speaks for itself’ – Spurs star claims Mourinho is helping him improve

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Dom Le Roy

Davinson Sanchez has hailed the work that Jose Mourinho has done at Spurs and insisted that the players are adapting to the Portuguese coach’s style of play.

The 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United on Thursday has seen the Spurs boss once again being heavily criticised, with some fans already questioning the decision to appoint him.

The Portuguese coach has a reputation for making his teams defensively strong and difficult to beat but that has not been the case during his time at Tottenham so far.

The defence has continued to leak goals just as they were under his predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino.

There were sings against Manchester United and West Ham that the Spurs boss had fixed some of the team’s defensive issues but the same old problems once again reared their ugly head at Bramall Lane on Thursday as the away side let in three soft goals.

Despite the horror show against the Blades, Sanchez insisted that working with Mourinho has helped him become a better player.

Speaking to Caracol Radio, the Colombian said: “We know the conditions in which Mourinho arrived.

“We adapted to what was happening at the time, and we were able to get ahead. He is a great coach; his work speaks for itself.

“Soccer is a job for everyone, but there is no better way to do it than to threaten it.

“Each coach has his way of approaching the player; I am lucky for the coaches I’ve had.

“I have evolved a lot, the way of living and thinking. We are here, and you do not have to remove the body from the responsibilities, everything is related to the way you are.

“We will seek to continue in the fight to continue close to the Champions League positions.”

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The most disappointing aspect by far about our performance against Sheffield United was the softness of the goals we conceded. It looked like we had turned a corner after the restart with Sanchez and Dier looking like a solid partnership. However, all three of Sheffield United’s goals on Thursday stemmed from lapses in concentration from our defenders.

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