Pochettino names surprise player as one of Spurs’ top performers – You sure Poch?

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Tottenham Hotspur took a 2-0 lead in the first half against Arsenal this evening before letting it slip at the Emirates.

Spurs took the lead through Christian Eriksen and a Harry Kane penalty, while Arsenal clawed back the 2-2 draw through Lacazette and Aubameyang.

While the result may seem disappointing for Spurs after leading, on paper an away point against Arsenal is a pretty good one to take.

In Tottenham’s best match of the season so far, it comes as no surprise that Pochettino was pleased with his players, but what did raise my eyebrows was who he singled out.

Poch named Eriksen, Hugo Lloris, and Harry Winks as top performers, which seems fair enough, but he also included Davinson Sanchez in that list.

Sanchez covered at right-back for the injured Walker-Peters, but he struggled in the unfamiliar position from start to finish in my opinion.

I’m guessing that Poch is attempting to keep confidence high because I thought Sanchez was a shambles today.

Poch said (Football London): “The performance [of Sanchez] was great. I think, Hugo (Lloris), him, Harry Winks and Christian Eriksen were on the top of the performance. Then the rest of the team were fantastic too. He is fast, it was difficult to face with space to control Aubameyang. If it wasn’t Aubameyang it was Lacazette or Pepe. I think we were watching games from him when he was at Atlético Nacional, in Colombia that he played on the right or on the left and it was not strange for him that situation or position. I think it was a very good solution for the team and I happy because his performance was great.”

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  1. I think Poch is smoking very strong. You cannot tell me Sanchez is one of the best player.
    This player is making so much of errors. He is letting the team down very badly. For me he must sit on the bench

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