“I am so happy with him” – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on 21-year-old Spurs stalwart

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on Spurs’ club-record signing Davinson Sanchez following his side’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

This is according to ESPN, who report that the former Southampton manager was very happy with how well the player, who joined the north London side in a club-record move in the summer as per Sky Sports, has been performing so far.

Speaking about the player’s recent performances, Pochettino said “We expect more from him but I am so happy with him.”

The Argentine then went on to add “he is doing well, very well, he’s only 21 years old but he shows more maturity [than that] and he’s so aggressive when he’s marking, his concentration [is good] and then with the ball he’s good, but I think he can improve.”

Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez in action
Pochettino has been all praise for Colombia’s Sanchez

Since his arrival in north London in the summer, Sanchez has made a decent start to life at Tottenham.

In 14 appearances for Spurs so far, the player is yet to score or assist, however it’s his actions at the other end of the pitch which show why the club forked out for the defender over the summer.

Sanchez’s fantastic physical prowess and ability on the ball has seen him become a starter for Pochettino’s side, an impressive feat considering the player has to compete with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen for a starting place in his side’s back line.

For Ajax, Sanchez was impeccable in his last season at the club, as the 21-year-old managed to score six and assist two in 44 games for the Dutch giants as the former European Cup winners finished runners up in the Europa League to Man United.

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Should Sanchez keep up the performances he’s been putting in for Spurs in recent weeks, it’ll won’t be long before the Colombian international is seen as a bargain by fans and critics alike.

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