Paul Robinson has blasted Tottenham centre-back Davinson Sanchez for his lack of defensive quality and says his pace allows him to get out of trouble.
The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the Colombian international regularly makes poor decisions at the back which he has to quickly fix.
The 23-year-old established himself as a regular starter during Mauricio Pochettino’s final games in charge and has retained his place under new manager Jose Mourinho.
Having watched his old side concede two goals in both of Mourinho’s first two games in the dugout, Robinson was highly critical of Sanchez’s defending.
“I think defensively, Sanchez ball watches sometimes and he’s got the pace to get himself out of trouble, which he can’t always do,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“There was a couple of times on Tuesday night (v Olympiakos) where his pace got him out of trouble for decisions that he made when he tried to go and nick the ball.
“I think the problem’s been down the right of the defence.”
Sanchez has played 14 times for Spurs this season, with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier all playing at the heart of the defence this season.
The South American is closing in on 100 appearances for the north Londoners, while he also has 28 caps to his name.
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