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Video Evidence: Sanchez Didn’t Actually Have A Bad Game Against Wycombe
By Harry Hotspur -

Sanchez frequently gets a bad rap, and it is not unkind to say that most of the time it is well earned, however, this week’s match against Wycombe perhaps sheds some light in the underlying issue. In a nutshell, Davinson isn’t a rotten player, he just finds himself in situations where his concentration levels dip horribly. We know this to be the case by analysing everything he does, opposed to just screaming at the elements that cause us distress.

A passing accuracy of 87% is respectable to put it mildly, as was the Colombian’s total successful actions stat, of 78%. The boy’s basic competencies are there.

Take duels for example

SANCHEZ WON 6/7 AERIAL DUELS
SANCHEZ ALSO WON 81% OF GROUND DUELS

6 interceptions (3 included here). 14 is good going and 2 where in the Wanderer’s half of the pitch.

Whatever is wrong, and there is something not entirely right with Sanchez, it needs to coached out of him, or he needs to moved on. ‘Great player – most of the time’ isn’t good enough at this level.

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Kwakspur
Kwakspur
9 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Some people can’t be helped or are too stubborn to see another view.

In time they will have no option.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago

Call me psychic but confronted by Liverpools front 3 bearing down on goal I have already got visions of Aurier committing a reckless mistimed tackle in the penalty area this eve. i wonder why??

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago

Great results today, Chelsea drew, ManU lost, Leicester-Everton drew. If Liverpool wasn’t a must-win until today, it certainly is now. Come on lads, make a statement!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

How many times have we been down this road? Quite frankly not knowing what expect other than we can’t defend a 1-0 lead it’s the hope that kills you!!

Last edited 10 months ago by David Dillenberg
CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago

Pool weren’t bad against Utd at the weekend, and we’re somewhat unpredictable. Let’s hope we manage to pull another City performance – tough at the back and VERY dangerous on the counter.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Clearly blighted by injuries to key players they are not what they were but still have a potent front 3!

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago

Van Dijk is out, so is Jota and Gomez, Matip and Henderson are to be assessed.

We won’t have Reguilon, Lo Celso and Dele, while Davies and Doherty are doubts.

I wouldn’t buy into the injury sob stories. They’re light in CB but that’s it, the number of players out is the same and their squad is much more expensive, plus they’re the defending champions, low on confidence but still dangerous.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
10 months ago

Awww I’m going to claim loss of earnings myself…so predictable Utd would falter and drop points today. Red Devil’s? Red Herrings more like. Open up bookies for pities sake.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
10 months ago

Nice convenient draw in foxes v toffees too…..

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Simply playing devils advocate you are not conjuring up yet another conspiracy theory??!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
10 months ago

It’s all working out for City….and Jose.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Oh to be a Citeh supporter surrounded by an abundance of riches on and off the field!!

Last edited 10 months ago by David Dillenberg
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
10 months ago

Watch Jose get 3 wins at least out of next 4 and set up the City v Spurs title bonanza. Or maybe City will just cain it all….😬

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Oh shut up will ya. Fck sake. FOOTBALL ISN’T FIXED.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Given this forum is a broad church of opinions tolerance is a virtue!!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

You do you and I’ll do me.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

The guys a fkin idiot.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Hand on heart sure nobody predicted this Man Utd defeat??

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
10 months ago

Knew theyd drop points. They’ve had their little run.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

You knew fck all.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Yep Open everything up. fck the NHS and fck lives. Mug

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

According to a BBC tweet: “Can see City running away with things in the second half of the season. When you see how hard the other teams are having to work, City seem to be able to beat everyone at the moment in second gear.” I can’t argue with that – which makes our match against Liverpool tomorrow eve as already been said by a fellow poster a must win 6 pointer. Lose or draw and realistically you can forget our title challenge for yet another season!!

Last edited 10 months ago by David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Well well well Man Utd 1 v Sheff Utd 2.
Everton1 v Leicester 1.
The beneficiaries of course MAN CITY.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
10 months ago

I said from start, Jose v Pep. That’s the storyline.

Sandro
Sandro
10 months ago

Is there a Stat for ‘Dangling your leg like a wet lettuce at a simple cross and deflecting the ball into the path of an opponent to score’ – perhaps we could start a new catgory and cal it Negative Assists?
Sanchez lacks confidence with and without the ball, which is reflected in his decision making / actions.
Not good enough for a team with any genuine aspirations of challenging for the league.

Willie!
Willie!
10 months ago

For a big lad, he’s seemingly not very good at winning aerials when the ball is played long and in behind. He’s decent winning them when the play is all in front of him, but for some reason as soon as he’s running toward his own goal, his ability to judge the flight of the ball goes missing. He’s not bad, just has some obvious shortcomings. If I were managing a team playing against him, I’d put a fast target man on that side, and relentlessly lob balls over him – knowing he’ll botch one out of five, and you’ll get chances off those mistakes.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
10 months ago

Frankly, against such opposition none of our players should be having bad games. There’s a reason for the gulf between the two clubs.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Talking of dynamic full backs if only Tierney was playing for Spurs not Arsenal we would not be constantly complaining about a lack of quality of balls into the box. Whilst Aurier occasional delivers a decent ball by and large his execution is woeful!

Willie!
Willie!
10 months ago

Nonsense, Reguilon puts them on a plate. There is no “lack of quality balls into the box” from our left side when Reggie is playing.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  Willie!

Agreed about Reggy!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

It’s just the other full backs!!

Paul
Paul
10 months ago
Reply to  Willie!

A bird in hand is worth 2 in the bushes. Some here makes me wonder about their football IQ. We have maybe the second best left back in the league yet someone find a way to say something stupid.oh boy!!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Putting the record straight I was not criticising Reggy but Aurier and Davies.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Despite making some errors which he will learn from IMO oozing class Rodon is a much better defender than Sanchez and should be given an extended run out in the side.

Last edited 10 months ago by David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Whilst the safer option is Toby lets be bold and play Rodon against Liverpool pitting his wits against the likes of Salah, Mane and Firmino will do him good competing against the best!

Willie!
Willie!
10 months ago

Do you like for our club to win football matches? Between your incessant fluffing of arsenal, lusting for Villa, and nonsensical suggestions of playing 3rd choice CB against the reigning champions, I have my doubts.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  Willie!

As HH and others will concur until we win some silverware my glass continually remains 50 per cent full and 50 per cent empty. Feel free to take your choice!!

Last edited 10 months ago by David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Willie
What is wrong playing Rodon against Liverpool??

eddie
eddie
10 months ago

An 87% passing rate?He almost always passes sideways and back and never over more than 5 metres.He seems to have no faith in his own ability to use the ball offensively.He makes Winks look expansive with his passing.
Plus his decision making is very suspect and his reactions are slow.I’ve said before we should have gone for Mina,who i think was much cheaper anyway.
I think Dier is less of a player partnered with him rather than Toby because he doesn’t entirely trust him.

at large
at large
10 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Speaking of Winks, I’m eagerly awaiting the hit piece on him, but to jump the gun I thought he played miles more forward-minded on Monday, and actually dribbled more and took on defenders far more than any game of his in recent memory (albeit against inferior competition). Maybe he watched the Skippy highlights from Sunday and got some external motivation beyond the Jose tactics.

hentus
hentus
10 months ago

was it not mourinho himself, who when at MUFC and asked why they hadn’t gone in for Sanchez, replied (to the effect of) ‘because he has no ability to carry the ball at his feet from defense.’

though this might arguably apply to a number of current spurs irregulars, in davinson’s case we have seen little to contradict this.

which touches on a wider issue rarely voiced here or elsewhere – relating to intelligence. by which we mean ‘football intelligence.’ (e.g. w.rooney may never have threatened for fred housego’s crown but he undeniably had/has f.i. a-plenty)

so, for the starkest contrast in this area compare say, a d.sanchez or an s.aurier or (my personal tip for the top) an l.moura (insert player of your choice) with say, an h.kane. opposite ends of the same bleedin lollipop, or what! might this not be where the perceived ‘panic’ has its origins?

at large
at large
10 months ago

Great point about the detrimental after-effects of the WC. Seems like most prominent players around the world have suffered serious injury since and many players have never regained form. Sonny and Harry surely have reached new heights, but only after long injury layoffs that served to recharge them.

I don’t think this problem will ever be fixed and will most likely worsen- witness the Tin Cup Nations League and other meaningless competitions that serve only to enrich the game’s asset managers. Much like government it’s an agency issue in that those agents able to fix this fixture congestion are the ones who most benefit from it.

Tangangry
Tangangry
10 months ago

I get the feeling he’s a panicker. Too much of his game seems reactive instead of proactive.

Can’t see him going anywhere though. Suspect he’ll get bumped down the pecking order as Rodon continues to improve.

BARD
BARD
10 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

All of this . The big one is concentration. He always seems to be chasing the striker having gone to sleep 2 seconds beforehand. Irredeemable IMO. Just not good enough.

East Stand
East Stand
10 months ago

I have to agree with the dip in concentration point. He was actually outstanding in his first season or so with us considering it was his first in England too.

That blasted World Cup messed up so many players. Dier and Trippier were always in our 11 along with Sanchez before it. All had good tournaments but to still not recover your previous level of form almost two and a half years later really does take some explaining. Sanchez and Trippier especially, think Dier had a run of injuries, something like that. Perhaps they all did? Strange.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

It’s all part of a wider footballing conspiracy to give Everton the title in 2037!

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Joking aside, this is a good point – how did the WC mess up all those players? Trippier banged in a FK against Fulham and then dipped, never to be seen again, Sanchez has been a shaky mess and Dier…I don’t know what to make of him – his stats are usually bad but he always plays.

eddie
eddie
10 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Trippier must be doing something right,Simeone always picks him if he’s available.He has a good chance of winning La Liga this season.

Willie!
Willie!
10 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Trippier was playing while carrying an injury, for quite a while. He’s likely to win the league with Atletico this season, having played every league match prior to his suspension, and good for him, he’s quality. I fail to see how he hasn’t “regained his form”, first name on the teamsheet for Simeone after Oblak.

East Stand
East Stand
10 months ago
Reply to  Willie!

Recently yes, but his post World Cup slump was about two and a half years ago.

at large
at large
10 months ago

Sanchez showed so much promise his first year at Spurs, but has digressed and seems to have lost confidence. His movements are very stiff, perhaps there’s something physically ailing him. He would seem better suited to a more wide open game because he does make the occasional judgment error; however, there’s no room for this in Jose’s tightly balanced style of play, which leads to loss of confidence which leads to more errors and so on.

A bigger problem in Spurs defense is Hart, whom everyone knows can barely cover anything to his left and lacks any sort of lateral movement in general. He might be a great locker room guy but on the pitch his uncertainty and immobility must surely worry the likes of Sanchez and can only exacerbate his shallow level of confidence.

at large
at large
10 months ago
Reply to  at large

regressed I mean

East Stand
East Stand
10 months ago
Reply to  at large

Nobody was really paying attention but Hart was signed partly to bring up the home grown quota for the Ropey. Also Vorm retired and we needed an experienced backup (supposedly Gazzaniga and a youngster wouldn’t be sufficient).

Burnley’s third choice is now our second choice. Not even a sideways move and if his leadership qualities were so remarkable as well as his ability as a keeper these days why were there no other takers?

Makes sense as a short term backup but let’s not pretend this was the “Levy masterclass incoming” the click bait will have screamed… 🤔

eddie
eddie
10 months ago
Reply to  at large

Fortunately unless Lloris picks up an injury Hart will not be in goal in the PL.

East Stand
East Stand
10 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Unfortunately Gazzaniga won’t get a chance to show the good form that led to him being our number 2 before the summer. Hart has only played against low level opponents so far and he’s not been brilliant.

Paul
Paul
10 months ago

For all of Sanchez woes that deflection is just a reflex reaction of a man on the move and a ball driven at him at close range. I thought it was cruel luck, but when you are error prone you do not get the benefit of the doubt. What surprises me is one blogger that should remain nameless listed it as a goal and an assist to Sanchez.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

The assist thing is a bit of hyperbole, but really was a thing of defensive positioning – as a defender (even a Sunday league one), you should avoid facing your own goal whenever possible. His body shape made everything tougher for him.

Paul
Paul
10 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Did you read where I said he is error prone. I have been saying this for the past 3 years. I have never seen a defensive player so detached from his pairing partner. He wants to be known as a ball playing centerback, but dribble to a spot, hold onto the ball, the defense setup, and he made the same pass to a marked player he should have made 10 dribbles and 15 yards back. He is useless on corner, zero threat to score. No wonder he loses the flight of the balls so often on defense. No real contested aerial presence at both ends of the pitch. I have nothing good to say about a regular international who has not improve in 4 years.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
10 months ago

The numbers are one thing (and they are surprisingly good) – the other part is, as you say “situations, where his concentration levels dip horribly”. He could have done much better on their goal (a more decisive touch or better positioning would have done away with the threat, but he instead ended up providing a beautiful assist). In another instance, he didn’t clear a pass, and the ball bobbled to Hart – but it easily could have reached their striker for a 1v1 with the scores level.

If he’s capable of nearly costing us two goals against Wycombe and didn’t look entirely comfortable against Antwerp in the EL, I seriously doubt he’s “a great player – most of the time”. Seeing him on the team sheet fills me with dread, as he always guarantees at least one fatal brain fart per game, which is not ideal, if you’re usually looking to hold on to a 1-0 lead.

Unfortunately, he cannot be trusted at this level.

Golden Oriel
Golden Oriel
10 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

At the highest echelons of the game how to read situations becomes
more and more important, and that cannot be taught, unfortunately.
In every other aspect the guy’s great.

Lbanu
Lbanu
10 months ago
Reply to  Golden Oriel

It will become a major regret for Tottenham and a boost to any team he might join should he be discarded. He needs games and I mean a good run of games. Unfortunately, he doesn’t look likely to get them under this manager. Alderweirld and Sanchez for me on the team now.

BARD
BARD
10 months ago
Reply to  Lbanu

He needs a run of games for a League 2 team.

Paul
Paul
10 months ago
Reply to  BARD

Don’t insult the lad. That is not going to help him. He needs to give up dribbling the ball so much and concentrate on playing defense. He think he is Gerrard Pipue

Last edited 10 months ago by Paul
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