Davinson Sanchez says Tottenham have been working on creating chances in order to reverse their poor Premier League form.
Spurs were on a run of three straight league defeats until Sunday’s 2-0 victory over West Brom, a game in which they were far more inventive than they were in recent losses to Liverpool, Brighton and Chelsea.
Much of that was down to Harry Kane’s return from an ankle injury – he scored and started the move for the second goal against West Brom with a clever chest-down to Lucas Moura.
But Sanchez, who replaced Eric Dier in the starting line-up on Sunday, says the whole team have been working on being more creative.
“Of course, we’ve been thinking about it (the lack of creativity), we’ve been working hard to change that and change our situation,” the Colombian said (via Football London).
“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.”
Tottenham certainly had more ideas against West Brom, who didn’t help themselves by sitting back and inviting Spurs onto them – something Jose Mourinho’s side have been accused of doing too often themselves this season.
The real test will be doing the same thing against Everton in the FA Cup on Wednesday.