It was a pretty big surprise when the team news dropped yesterday afternoon as Antonio Conte handed a start to the Colombian, with an injury picked up by Cristian Romero during the week seeing him miss out completely.
Sanchez had only started four league games this season until he lined up against Newcastle United and won’t likely be afforded many more given he was part of a Spurs side that lost at home for the first time this season – and O’Hara didn’t hold back when speaking about the defender.
O’Hara slammed Spurs for spending so much money on the defender, who seemingly isn’t good enough, according to the pundit.
He said: “I don’t know what Sanchez is playing at. I mean, for me, how we paid £45m for him, I’ll never know. He’s just an accident waiting to happen.
Has Sanchez been a flop at Spurs?
“I don’t know what he puts in his boot bag, but they ain’t football boots, because he’s playing with wellies on. Honestly, it’s ridiculous how bang-average he is.”
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The former Ajax defender certainly hasn’t lived up to his hefty price tag at Spurs and has not featured regularly under Conte, with just 17 league starts last season and only five this time around – which isn’t what you may expect from someone that cost so much money.
Sanchez still has two years left to run on his contract at Spurs, so they could still move him on for a decent fee, but it’s extremely unlikely anyone would even consider paying what Tottenham did back in 2017.
When Romero is back fit, it’s probably a very easy decision for Conte to bring him back into the lineup at the expense of Sanchez, who isn’t a regular under the Italian and doesn’t appear to be trusted that much compared to someone such as Romero or Eric Dier.