It’s been over a month since Davinson Sánchez last featured for Tottenham Hotspur in a league fixture.
The centre-back played the full 90 minutes in Spurs’ 3-3 draw against West Ham United in October, and since then José Mourinho left him out of the squad for the next four league matches.
Toby Alderweireld’s absence due to injury allowed the Colombia international to return to the match-day squad to face Chelsea last weekend.
The 24-year-old finished the tie against the Blues as an unused substitute as the Portuguese tactician picked summer signing Joe Rodon ahead of Sánchez.
They state: ‘Davinson Sánchez takes refuge in his family now that, on the pitch, things get complicated as the days go by. The signals coming from the bench are anything but encouraging.’
Futbol Red are a bit surprised with Mourinho’s decision to start Rodon ahead of the South American because there was expectation, at least in Colombia, that Sánchez would start.
The defender anticipated he would feature against Chelsea and couldn’t have expected it to turn out this way, with Rodon being selected ahead of him.
The website adds the Welshman wasn’t outstanding against Chelsea and this may allow Sánchez to start the next league match, if Alderweireld isn’t available.
Sánchez struggled with Colombia during November’s international break and started in his country’s 6-1 defeat to Ecuador. Futbol Red adds his ‘poor level could be a sign worthy of attention’, hinting his poor performances with Colombia is partly to be blamed for his lack of minutes at Spurs.