Tottenham fans are running out of superlatives for Davinson Sanchez, after the Colombian centre back put in a beastly shift in his side’s dramatic loss to England.
Not many Colombian players covered themselves in glory on Tuesday night, as their snide tactics to infuriate England’s players were as disappointing as their performance.
The South Americans were of course without their best creative spark in James Rodriguez, but they set out not to lose the game, rather than trying to win it.
That said, one player who shone like a diamond in the rough was Tottenham’s Sanchez, who was an absolute monster at the back.
The 22 year-old had a few lapses of concentration in his first season in North London, but overall he was extremely impressive for a young defender in a new league, and he showed every ounce of his composure and class on Tuesday night.
Sanchez’s partnership with Yerry Mina has been one of the standout parts of the tournament, and it’s starting to feel like Spurs might not really even miss Toby Alderweireld if he leaves this summer.
Fans are absolutely loving the youngster’s performance, and they’re particularly proud that he stayed out of any below the belt tactics.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Now is the right time to acknowledge what a fantastic defender our Davinson Sanchez looks to be growing in to.
Thought he was absolutely brilliant for #COL and was desperately unlucky to be on the losing side.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) July 3, 2018
Incredible defender and still so young. He was brilliant tonight & he didn’t get up to any of the nasty fouls or dirty tricks. Well played @daosanchez26 so proud he’s a Spur.
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) July 3, 2018
He was outstanding tonight. We have a proper player/defender there, for the next 10 years#coys
— craig rinder (@crinder1) July 3, 2018
And none of that gamesmanship bs, class act.
— DC (@DC3556) July 3, 2018
And he kept some cool actually. Where some others lost their …
— Kjetil Ermesjø (@KjetilErmesjo) July 3, 2018
So so good. Calm, composed. Quietly goes about his business and makes super challenges
— The Ricky Collins (@RickySpurs101) July 3, 2018
Totally agree ! He was fantastic today and so young ! Will be an asset to the club for years to come !!!
— JUNED (@bigtalk1984) July 3, 2018
He was their best player. Immense.
— Kate Snowden (@K8Snowden) July 3, 2018
Class act, no clowning around either ?
— Jamie Smith (@JamieSm78810894) July 3, 2018
— -=?? King_Monkey ??=- (@WhiteHart_Lad) July 4, 2018
He was great. Spectacular performance
— David (@IDidTheIggy) July 4, 2018