Davinson looking to build on Spurs century
Sun 12 January 2020, 13:59|Tottenham Hotspur
Davinson Sanchez marked his 100th appearance in a Spurs shirt with an all-action display against Liverpool on Saturday, then promised: “I have many more things to give to the team.”
Signed from Ajax in 2017, the Colombian international returned to the starting line-up for the first time in four matches and was there over and over again with a combination of pace, power and timing to thwart the lively front line of the runaway Premier League leaders at the new stadium.
Unfortunately, Roberto Firmino managed to find a way through in the first half and the visitors escaped with a 1-0 win.
Davinson was left with mixed emotions as he reflected on his milestone match.
“It has gone quickly, my first 100 games,” he said. “Of course, I wanted to take a better result – it was a little bit unlucky for us, we had some chances, we didn’t score and that’s it.
“For me, it was a special game – every game is special – but this one even more because it was 100 games for me for Spurs. I’m so happy for that but I have to keep going – it’s life.
“It has been good, my journey so far. As always, (I’ve had) some good moments, some not very good moments as well but it’s not just about me. The team, wherever we go in the world, always you are in a good or bad moment so I just have to say thank you to everyone for giving me the opportunity to be there.
“Every game, for our supporters to be there, in every place, they are supporting us very, very well – not just myself but the team. We need to keep going. I feel like a great thing happened today – 100 games – but it’s not enough. I have many, many things to give to the team and I will try to make everyone happy in the ways that I can.”
Davinson felt we deserved more for our performance against the Reds, who’ve won the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup in recent times and are cantering towards the Premier League crown.
Talking through the game, he continued: “We were very good, especially the second half because we showed a bit more than we’ve shown in the last few games.
“Everyone knows that they have been good in the last two years. We were good on the pitch but in the first half we conceded and when we go in (at half-time) behind, it’s always hard and even more against them. But we had some chances, we didn’t score and that’s football – in the end, they took the three points.”