£42m Tottenham Hotspur star Davinson Sanchez showing restraint

Colombia's Davinson Sanchez (L) and Brazil's Gabriel Jesus vie for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Barranquilla, Colombia, on September 5, 2017.

Tottenham Hotspur defender cautious about Colombia's World Cup chances.

Colombia's Davinson Sanchez (L) and Brazil's Gabriel Jesus vie for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Barranquilla, Colombia, on September 5, 2017.

Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Davinson Sanchez is celebrating after leading Colombia to World Cup qualification.

Colombia qualified after holding Peru to a draw, while Chile crashed out, but Sanchez says he is not getting carried away.

He was asked after the game how far Colombia can go, to which he showed restraint and gave a measured response.

He told Colombian outlet Win Sports: "I believe that Colombia today can play against anyone. We always trust in ourselves, the goal that was Russia.

"There is moderation because the World Cup is going to be much more difficult and we must build on what was done in Brazil."

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...

Colombia were one of the surprises of the 2014 World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals before being beaten by hosts Brazil.

They did that without star striker Radamel Falcao who was injured, while Davinson Sanchez was just 17 at the time and had only just made his full debut for homeland club Atletico Nacional.

This time around he has the potential to be one of the stars of the tournament, and make the £42 million Tottenham paid Ajax to sign him look cheap.

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