Gary Neville has suggested that Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez was played out of position by Mauricio Pochettino during the match against Liverpool on Sunday.
Spurs fell to a dramatic defeat, as Lucas Moura's equaliser was cancelled in the 90th minute by an unlucky own-goal off the leg of Toby Alderweireld, as the Reds powered through to a 2-1 victory that keeps their title hopes alive.
Sanchez, who joined Tottenham for a fee in the range of
During Sky Sports' live coverage of the match, Neville claimed that Sanchez
“I always think he’s better being up against somebody rather than being the organiser or that composed centre-back, which you always associate with that central figure. He’s not someone who can really manage that line.”
The Davinson Sanchez delusion is real.— AB (@LDNSpurs) March 31, 2019
The only reason everyone believes he will eventually come good is that outrageous price tag.
The one time we actually splash cash and it doesn’t work
I know many will disagree and fair enough but that’s just my opinion
Pochettino appeared to have noticed Spurs' problems at the back by the end of the first half, after Roberto Firmino managed to beat Sanchez to head in Liverpool's first goal of the day. Adding another man at the back enabled Tottenham to go forward with greater confidence, eventually finding the equaliser thanks to Moura's strike.
Despite the heartbreaking defeat, Spurs are still in contention for a place in the top four, and will be buoyed by the prospect of finally playing at the their brand new stadium on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.
Source : 90min