Former Tottenham midfielder and head coach, Tim Sherwood has described Davinson Sanchez as a mistake waiting to happen.
Sanchez, who has been in and out of the side so far this season came in for plenty of criticism after Tottenham let their three-goal slip against West Ham.
However, Jose Mourinho gave the defender his vote of confidence by handing him a start just a few days later in the club’s Europa League opener against LASK, with the 24-year-old helping the Lilywhites register their first clean sheet of the season.
Sanchez was subsequently dropped from the matchday squad for Tottenham’s clash against Burnley on Monday, with Eric Dier staring alongside Toby Alderweireld in central defence, and new signing, Joe Rodon being named on the bench ahead of the former Ajax man.
Sherwood believes that the Dier-Alderweireld partnership is Tottenham’s best central defensive pairing and expressed concern about the team’s overreliance on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
The 51-year-old told Optus Sport: “They’ve got so much talent in forward areas, he needs to find that solid base behind.
“He seems to like Eric Dier out of those centre-backs, Alderweireld is the best partner for him, a calming influence. Davinson Sanchez is a mistake waiting to happen.
“What they have to do to challenge is keep Son fit and keep Kane fit, they haven’t done that for the last few seasons, they always miss one or two over the period.
“They’re so reliant on these two players. It is not about the team. It is about solid players behind the front three.
“Once Jose finds the best combinations in front of Lloris, he is always going to play a really stodgy pragmatic midfield because he wants the top players at the other end of the field to win him the match. There are some ingredients there.”
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