Dav's the way to do it! Ben salutes match-winner Sanchez
Sun 02 January 2022, 12:35|Tottenham Hotspur
Ben Davies revealed a collective feeling of joy among the players for Davinson Sanchez after the defender popped up with a late winner at Watford.
Having pushed and probed for a way through the Hornets’ stubborn set-up, we finally found that one decisive moment during an extended period of stoppage time as the Colombian international defender headed home Heung-Min Son’s free-kick, securing a 1-0 New Year’s Day win at Vicarage Road.
It came as a deserved reward for the players after we’d battled through a tough game at the end of a hectic spell of fixtures over the festive period, in which we’ve remained unbeaten.
Ben explained afterwards how the squad was thankful to his fellow defender following his match-winning contribution.
“It did feel sometimes like it could be one of those days but we kept going, we needed a bit of quality at the end, Sonny’s ball was an amazing cross and Davinson has managed to get his head to it,” he said.
“All the boys are delighted in there that he got his goal for all the hard work he’s put in recently – and for the last few years that he’s been at this club.
“He works his socks off for us and the boys are buzzing he got that winner for us.”
It was Davinson’s second goal of the season after he also netted in our 3-0 home win over Norwich on 5 December and came amid a run of six consecutive league starts for the 25-year-old.
For Ben, it was satisfying to see our persistence pay off after Sergio Reguilon, Harry Kane and Son had all earlier gone close to a breakthrough.
“Persistence… I think that’s the right word,” he said. “We pushed and pushed and pushed, perhaps things didn’t fall for us the way we wanted over long periods but we got over the line, we got the three points and that’s all that matters. As long as anybody can get it in the back of the net for us, it’s three points and we go away happy. A last-minute winner is always special – the fans were awesome in that away end, so it’s a great feeling to get those three points.”