‘Ridiculous defending’ – Jermaine Jenas blasts Spurs player over Newcastle goal

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Davinson Sanchez
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Tottenham Hotspur have now conceded the opening goal in all three of their Premier League games this season after Newcastle United took a first half lead.

The goal came when Newcastle forward Joelinton made the most of some terrible positional defending from Davinson Sanchez to get in front of the defence and latched on to a ball from Christian Atsu, taking one touch before slotting it past Hugo Lloris.

Sanchez has found himself starting each of Tottenham’s three Premier League matches so far in front of Jan Vertonghen who was named among the substitutes.

Jermaine Jenas certainly did not mince his words with his assessment of Sanchez’s defending.

It was terrible play from the defender who completely switched off at the back and it has ended up costing his side dearly.

With the North London derby taking place a week today, surely Mauricio Pochettino must now reconsider recalling Vertonghen to his starting eleven for the trip to the Emirates.

Jenas told BBC Sport: “I honestly do not know what is going through Davinson Sanchez mind here, it is ridiculous defending. He does not look once where the Newcastle players are. He does not look behind him. The finish from Joelinton is sublime. It’s brilliant from Newcastle, shocking from Tottenham.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. We spend the whole transfer window chasing lo celso only to be told he is not yet right by the coach. Typical Tottenham that’s why we cannot compete with City and Liverpool plus the coach falls out with our best defenders. Another season of so close but nothing to show in the cabinet I will bet.

  2. i loved that tonight good old geordies ha ha you are very close to the pitch at spuds so you can see the shit close up ha ha coyi
    new stadium syndrome ha ha may it long continue so happy now going to have a party in my house ha ha keep it up

  3. Tottenham, Sanchez has done this twice last season, and already only the third game of the season! We cannot afford to lose games like this if we are going to challenge for any trophies.
    Very poor defending. Has he forgotten what his defensive responsibilities should be? He should see ball and man at all times.
    Why does he think he can win cross balls. He has allowed three goals to be scored from those poor positions.
    Does he not understand how to put himself in a sweepers position? If not, he needs to be benched.

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