The Colombian sport media are in a panic about their national team, and there’s good reason for that. During the last international break they lost 3-0 to Uruguay, which was bad enough, and then 6-1 to Ecuador, which started something of a crisis for the national side.

Qualification for the World Cup is very much at risk, and to make matters worse for Colombia, their star players are largely struggling at club level. Marca Claro say Colombia is a ‘selection in depression’ and Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez is a big part of that.

It’s stated the defender has been ‘erased’ under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, and that means it’s hard for him to find form ahead of future Colombia matches. The 24-year-old last appeared in the Premier League on October 18th, in a 3-3 draw with West Ham.

Mourinho’s side have only conceded one goal in the five league matches since, so there’s no great reason to put Sanchez back in. He did get 90 minutes against Ludogorets in the Europa League last week, yet that match wasn’t a high enough standard to impress anyone in Colombia.

Indeed, Marca Claro say his inclusion shows he’s now part of Tottenham’s B team.