Davinson Sanchez has admitted that the players are working on trying to be more creative in possession than what have been over recent weeks.
Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Brom was a much-needed result given the doom and gloom that was surrounding the club on the back of three back-to-back defeats.
Sanchez was handed a start by Jose Mourinho on Sunday and put in a relatively solid display but it was the return of Harry Kane to the starting line up that proved to be the difference for the North Londoners.
Kane marked his return with a typically well-taken finish to open the scoring and then played an important part in the build-up to the second goal, which was scored by Son Heung-min.
When asked about the importance of having their star-striker back, Sanchez told Football.London: “He brings a lot to the team as a striker and as a leader.
“Everybody was confident, we were good on the ball, we were pressing as a team. We needed to open the game in the second half and of course, he was important for us in doing that.
“Harry Kane shows every season his importance. You can’t say anything else but the fact that he’s such an important player, a captain, a leader and a player who is pushing all the time, pushing the team to get higher. I can’t say any more about him.
“All of us can learn and he is one of the leaders, an example to all of us about how we can improve.”
Tottenham struggled to create chances in the few games leading up to the match on Sunday and Sanchez admitted that the players want to approach every game with a similar attitude and intent that they showed against the Baggies.
When asked about Spurs’ previous struggles in front of goal, the defender said: “Of course, we’ve been thinking about it, we’ve been working hard to change that and change our situation.
“We know that it’s been difficult. We’ve been trying, we need more performances and to play like this more, you know.
“To enjoy our football, play quick, pass the ball around, to create the chances, use the opportunities to do it and then we need to carry on playing like this as a team.
“We have been having a lot of possession but it’s not just about possession, we need to create chances, we’ve been trying and we’ve been fighting to find a way.
“We are hoping to find something that we’ve been missing but the only way to get back on track is to make sure we carry on pushing each other.”
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Hopefully, Mourinho sticks with a similar setup formation wise and continues to encourage the players to press high up the pitch on the back of our impressive performance on Sunday. While it is understandable why he would want to employ a low block against the bigger sides, it is simply not acceptable to defend as we deep as we did against the Brightons and Fulhams of the world.
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