Tottenham Hotspur's £42m star Davinson Sanchez becomes international hero, makes inspirational comments

Brazil's Neymar (R) strikes the ball as Colombia's Cristian Zapata (L) and Davinson Sanchez look on during the 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Barranquilla, Colombia, on...

Davinson Sanchez helped Colombia seal World Cup qualification.

Brazil's Neymar (R) strikes the ball as Colombia's Cristian Zapata (L) and Davinson Sanchez look on during the 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Barranquilla, Colombia, on...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez led Colombia to World Cup qualification as they held surprise package Peru to a 1-1 draw.

It was a wild night of results in the Conmebol region, with Lionel Messi's Argentina surviving an early scare to book their place at Russia 2018.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez will miss out after Chile missed out on qualification on goal difference.

Sanchez spoke after the game, quite inspirationally, telling La Vanguardia: "From the first minute I fought for any ball as if it were the last one."

Tottenham Hotspur's Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez (L) vies with Everton's Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen (R) during the English Premier League football match between Everton and...

The Spurs defender is developing into a real leader for his country, and his leadership qualities are showing.

He may be the new boy in the Tottenham defence at club level, but he is already looking like a smart buy, and he can develop into a similar role for his club.

Spurs spent a lot of money on him, but this could look cheap if he goes on to star at next summer's World Cup, and they may just have bought him at the right time.

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