Davinson Sanchez’s future with Tottenham under Jose Mourinho looks to be in serious doubt after his nightmare display against Manchester City at the weekend.
The Portuguese manager has rotated between Sanchez, Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Joe Rodon at centre-back for much of the season but has been unable to find a reliable pairing in recent weeks, with the North London club having now shipped eight goals in their last two fixtures.
Spurs lost 5-4 against Everton in midweek, and whilst Sanchez scored twice in that game, former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara labelled the Colombian the worst player on the pitch at Goodison Park.
The former Ajax man followed this up with another disastrous performance against City, in which he was well and truly embarrassed by Ilkay Gundogan after Ederson’s long ball caught him out.
It has been well documented that in Manchester United’s Europa League final win against Ajax in 2017, Mourinho encouraged his players to target Sanchez as he believed he wasn’t good enough on the ball, so it is perhaps not a surprise that he has been left on the bench for a lot of games this season.
When discussing the centre-back on talkSPORT earlier this season, Tony Cascarino struggled to comprehend how a man Mourinho had specifically targeted was now at the heart of his defence, saying:
“That was one of the tactics that Jose used thinking he was a weakness. He’s now in the heart of the defence of Spurs. A guy that Jose obviously didn’t rate and saw as a weak link on the night and tried to expose him and they did.
“That tells you everything you need to know about that back four.”
Sanchez has struggled to ever rediscover the form he showed in his first two seasons with Spurs and has averaged a shocking 6.43 rating for his performances in the Premier League this season, which is significantly worse than the likes of Dier and Alderweireld.
Therefore, after his latest disaster, it is hard to see Sanchez recovering and establishing himself as a regular for Mourinho in the Premier League, so it is fair to suggest that the £36 million-rated man could well be finished at the North London club should the Portuguese manager remain in charge this summer.