Tottenham defender Dávinson Sánchez has heaped praise on manager José Mourinho, insisting his work ‘speaks for itself’.

Mourinho has been at Tottenham since November, replacing the extremely popular Mauricio Pochettino at the helm.

His time at the club started well, with Spurs enjoying the usual new manager bounce in his first few games.

However, they have struggled to find their best form since then, with many believing the squad is ill-fitted to Mourinho’s established style of play.

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Indeed, the Portuguese boss has been on the end of criticism as a result, with many questioning if he is the right man to lead Tottenham post-Pochettino.

Sánchez, though, has no such doubts and says Mourinho’s history of success stands as a testament to his quality as a manager.

“We know the conditions in which Mourinho arrived,” he told El Alargue on Caracol Radio.

“We adapted to what was happening at the time, and we were able to get ahead. He is a great coach; his work speaks for itself.”

“Soccer is a job for everyone, but there is no better way to do it than to threaten it. Each coach has his way of approaching the player; I am lucky for the coaches I’ve had.”

“I have evolved a lot, the way of living and thinking. We are here, and you do not have to remove the body from the responsibilities, everything is related to the way you are.”

“We will seek to continue in the fight to continue close to the Champions League positions.”

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That hunt for the final Champions League place is likely to be a tight one, with several sides all competing at the end of the campaign.

It’s a far cry from the situation at the top of the table, where Liverpool have already been crowned champions and sit 23 points clear.

It’s been a fantastic season from Jürgen Klopp’s side, something the Tottenham defender believes they deserve credit for.

“Liverpool had a great campaign; they deserve it for the tournament they did,” he added.

“They are very well-formed, they were very consistent, and there is nothing left but to congratulate them.”