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Davinson: 'Tottenham was a big step but I enjoy everything'

Posted on 15 May 2018  - 17:07

Davinson Sanchez has paid tribute to his Spurs team-mates for helping him to make such a positive impact in the Premier League.

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A summer signing from Ajax last year, the all-action centre-half has established himself as a key member of our team in his first season in England and has now been rewarded with a new contract.

Still only 21, the Colombian international looks set to continue his impressive rise to stardom with a place on the plane to next month’s World Cup in Russia.

And he says he’s grateful to his club colleagues for welcoming him in and helping him to settle down so quickly in his new surroundings.

“I’ve enjoyed it so much this season because I have quality team-mates, I have quality staff guiding me and I have a quality training ground to work at,” said the former Atletico Nacional starlet, whose new deal runs until 2024.

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“I’ve learned so much from everyone, not just from the other centre-backs like Jan (Vertonghen), like Toby (Alderweireld), Juan (Foyth), and also Victor (Wanyama) and Eric Dier when they play in this position but I pick up things from every player and of course from the gaffer.

“He was a defender, he’s shown me a lot of videos on how to improve and I can say okay, the gaffer is close to me because every time he tries to show me the best way to play, I try to do what he is thinking. For me, Tottenham was a big step but now I enjoy everything.”

Davinson has earned plenty of plaudits from our fan base throughout 2017-18 and his new deal means it’s going to be an exciting future for the young man and everyone who enjoys watching him in action. But how does the player himself feel he’s adapted to the style of football in the English top flight?

“You can see the league in Holland is good but it’s not the same as the Premier League,” explained the centre-back, who played in 31 of our 38 league games during the season and was the only man to be ever-present in the starting line-up for all eight of our Champions League matches.

“The Premier League is different – you need to always be ready because every striker is a top striker. Whether you play against Palace, Watford, Huddersfield, Liverpool or one of the Manchester clubs, you need to always be ready to put in your best performance.

“This season we’ve had so many special moments. The Champions League was special, the finish wasn’t good because it was one game and they (Juventus) put us out, but in the Premier League we’ve played a lot of games and when we played at Wembley, we put on some good performances.

“You learn a lot in England, you improve a lot but I love it here.”