Pundit Kenny Cunningham has recently issued criticism at Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez, following Spurs’ recent 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.
This came after Cunningham appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the OTB Football podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving Tottenham’s draw against Newcastle. Cunningham talked about the performance of Sanchez and he believes that the Colombian is either feast or famine, with it being famine against the Magpies.
Sanchez nodded the ball into Joelinton’s chest early in the first half, starting things off in a nervy fashion. The Colombian had started beside Joe Rodon and he picked up a rating of only 5.71 (as per Whoscored).
Is Davinson Sanchez a liability for Spurs?
Cunningham believes that Sanchez was ‘awful’ against Steve Bruce’s side, even though he can be impressive when he’s on song.
The pundit stated (1:50): “Davinson Sanchez is feast or famine, in terms of what you get from him. When he’s at his best, he’s hugely impressive. Very athletic, quick over the ground, aggressive defender, attacks things, keeps things simple, not [that] kind of a ball playing centre-half. That’s when he’s at his best and that’s when he plays in the team.
“But when he’s not at his best, when he’s having one of those looser moments, then he’s a real liability to his team. And that was the case today. Had an awful first half, to be honest with you.”
TIF Thoughts on Davinson Sanchez…
Sanchez has made 17 Premier League appearances this season, making 16 starts for Jose Mourinho’s men. He has picked up a rating of 6.68 in the top flight (as per Whoscored).
Having said that, the 24-year-old, who is valued at £31.5 million (as per Transfermarkt), indeed is inconsistent – going by his ratings. Sometimes, he has impressed by picking up ratings over 7.00 but at other times, he’s also picked up ratings as low as 6.2 and 6.0 (as per Whoscored).
This shows that he is a bit of a problem for Spurs and if he can’t improve, Spurs might have to replace him.