'Monster', 'Beast mode' – Tottenham fans loving the first-half display of one man v Juventus
Tottenham played their part in an absolutely fantastic first half at Wembley as two European giants battled each other for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals, and fans were in awe of centre-back Davinson Sanchez.
While the Tottenham attackers gave the Juventus defenders a hard time, with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane nearly scoring, Juventus were making things tough for Spurs too.
Jan Vertonghen was lucky not to give away a penalty after clearly fouling Douglas Costa.
Remarkably, none of the officials spotted what was a clear penalty.
His partner at the heart of the Tottenham defence was Sanchez and he put in a brilliant display which had fans comparing him to Ledley King.
And the rock-solid defence gave Tottenham the platform to go and score the hugely important first goal in the 38th minute through Heung-Min Son.
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Spurs fans are hoping that Sanchez can continue to repel the Juventus attack and they took to Twitter to hail their defensive hero:
— Adam Hooper (@Spur81) March 7, 2018
— Tottenham (@cursedwizard01) March 7, 2018
SANCHEZ YOU MONSTER
— SUPREME SONNY ???? (@HeungMinSupreme) March 7, 2018
Sanchez in beast mode tonight.
— Graham Smith (@Yiddogray) March 7, 2018
Sanchez is up for it tonight
— John Dineen (@JohnTHFC1993) March 7, 2018
Ledley king tackle! Sanchez!
— Harry Hotspur (@TommyTottenham1) March 7, 2018
Davinson Sanchez with a Ledley-esque interception there.
— Last Word On Spurs???? (@LastWordOnSpurs) March 7, 2018
— Tahir Iqbal (@Tahir_E17) March 7, 2018
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