Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina has leapt to the defence of Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez as he continues to be hammered in the media.
The central defender has faced the ire of pundits and journalists alike during this international break, which has been covered in Covid controversy.
The Tottenham man is reportedly facing a fine when he returns to England, having elected to join up with his country for this break.
Premier League clubs had unanimously decided to block players from this international break as UK restrictions mean those returning from red list countries will have to isolate for ten days afterwards.
That will see them missing as many as three games in a packed schedule, a less than ideal situation for any player’s club.
Despite that, several Tottenham stars, Sanchez among them, elected to travel, with the Colombian later playing in draws against Bolivia and Paraguay.
His performance in both of those games was questionable at best, meaning he has found himself facing criticism from two sides; those who believe he shouldn’t have travelled and those criticising his performances.
It’s a tough situation, and his international teammate Ospina has now jumped to his defence in an attempt to halt the fire.
“The first thing is to highlight the kind of player Davinson is; we can’t forget that,” Marca report him saying.
“The characteristics he has, how he represents us outside the country. He knows that he has the full confidence of the group.
“Criticism will always be there, whoever it is, we live with that, and he has the maturity and experience to deal with those situations.
“He has always come out strong from what can happen off the pitch.”