Davinson Sanchez has told Tottenham fans they are still yet to see the best of him since his record arrival from Ajax two years ago.
The defender joined Spurs for a then-club record fee in the summer of 2017 and made an immediate impression, playing in the middle of a back three with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
Alderweireld suffered an injury just a couple of months into the campaign, which allowed Sanchez to play regularly in a back four. The Colombian kept his place in the team for the remainder of the season as a contract dispute prevented Alderweireld from walking back into the side.
But Sanchez hasn’t noticeably improved since then. The aforementioned Belgians were Pochettino’s go-to partnership last season, and Sanchez has only been used intermittently so far this term.
Speaking to the London Evening Standard, the 23-year-old confessed he needs to improve in multiple areas. Asked if the fans have seen the best of him, he said: “Not yet, I definitely can say that.
“There are many things to improve. I’m not nearly a perfect player, that’s why I need to keep going.
“I’m not a guy on my phone reading about what supporters say about you. You can find many things there and you’re not going to be happy! I respect their position, but I realise that it’s not always a good day. I’m human. I have bad games, I have bad moments, but that’s me. I cannot stay on the floor, knocked out. I have to keep going.”
Sanchez impressed in the 5-0 thrashing of Red Star on Wednesday night, a game in which he started ahead of Alderweireld. We think Sanchez will start in a back three against Liverpool this weekend – check out our full predicted XI here.