Davinson Sanchez: 'The team has kept fighting'
Wed 06 February 2019, 16:11|Tottenham Hotspur
Davinson Sanchez is proud of his team-mates for continuing to score goals and win games in spite of injuries to key players.
Last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle at Wembley was the third Premier League game in a row in which we’ve secured maximum points, with Heung-Min Son bagging his second goal in as many matches to continue our positive momentum on the domestic stage.
Sonny was joined on the scoresheet by Fernando Llorente as we saw off Watford 2-1 on the same ground last midweek, while Harry Winks was the last-gasp hero in the dramatic win at Fulham by the same scoreline on 20 January.
All this without the services of top scorer Harry Kane and influential attacking midfielder Dele Alli, who scored the equaliser at Fulham before suffering a hamstring injury – an admirable effort in the eyes of defender Davinson.
“Of course, Harry and Dele are important players, they are massive for us, but we are a strong squad and we have a lot of players that can play in attack and score goals, good players like Fernando, Son, Lucas (Moura) and (Erik) Lamela,” said the Colombian international.
“Christian Eriksen can also play forward and score goals. The team has had to keep fighting – that is key for us.”
The Watford game marked Son’s return to Club action after missing three matches while on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup.
“He’s so important,” said Davinson of the all-action attacker. “We knew that when he left to go to the Asian Cup but, of course, we are so happy that he is back and that Harry, Dele and also Ben Davies are working hard to get back.
“Fernando is doing well too. It’s about confidence – everything is about confidence. When Harry is in front it’s difficult for him to have many opportunities to play but now is his moment to show his quality and his moment to keep giving his best efforts. He is important for the group – not just this season but last season as well.”