Davinson Sachez’s Colombia have been in terrific form at the Copa America winning all of their three games and topping their group comfortably.
The 23-year-old defender has started all three matches and helping his country to a clean sheet in each of their outings.
Colombia have now set up a quarter-final clash against current holders Chile. Ahead of the game on Saturday, Sanchez has warned his teammates against complacency and said that they need to continue showing the same fight in the remaining matches.
Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, the defender said, “Right now, we have three wins. It has been difficult, to not concede a goal, to be compact, but we have to fight. This is just the start!
“It’s always important to finish at the top of the group but I think in football, you can’t stop there.
“We have to keep looking forward because we have a big game coming up against Chile, who are the holders.”
Colombia’s first opponents in this season’s Copa America were Juan Foyth’s Argentina, a game which the Los Cafeteros won 2-0.
Foyth started the game on the bench but subsequently made Argentina’s starting 11 against Qatar in their final group game with Argentina qualifying from the group with four points.
Sanchez heaped praise on his Spurs teammate and suggested that he expects big things from him in the future.
He added: “I talked a bit with Juan after our game. He’s still young but he’s an amazing talent. He could be a star in this competition. We’ll see.
“He trains well, he is a great person, a good guy. He deserves so much because he has worked so hard to be in these moments.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It really is great for Spurs that they have two of the best young defenders in world football at the moment in Sanchez and Foyth.
Both players have age on their side and are clearly learning and maturing from the experience of playing with the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
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