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Pochettino: Davinson Sanchez is a beast

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino praised Davinson Sanchez’s endurance after playing two games in the space of 48 hours

The Colombian defender played the full 180 minutes of Spurs’ matches with Manchester City on Monday and Wednesday’s one with West Ham United.

Pochettino had to make 10 changes to his line-up for Spurs’ Carabao Cup game with West Ham.

But Sanchez remained as Spurs secured a 3-1 win to book their place in the quarter-finals.

“It was a very competitive game after playing on Monday,” Pochettino told the club website.

“We nearly changed all the players and of course it’s important, after only 48 hours, to say [well done] to Davinson Sanchez because his effort on Monday and [Wednesday] was massive.

“He showed great mentality. He’s a beast.”

A Son Heung-min double and Fernando Llorente’s strike sealed the win for Spurs, who will next face Arsenal in the quarter-finals in December.