Dele Alli says Tottenham teammate Davinson Sanchez is 'not perfect'

Dele Alli poses for a portrait session following an England press conference at Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

England's Tottenham stars face teammate Sanchez on Tuesday against Colombia.

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2018 in...

Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has been quoted by ESPN as saying that Spurs teammate Davinson Sanchez is not perfect, as England face Colombia on Tuesday.

Alli, 22, has missed England's last two outings against Panama and Belgium after suffering a muscle injury following the 2-1 win over Tunisia but is now set to face Colombia in the last 16.

David Ospina of Colombia, Johan Mojica of Colombia, and Davinson Sanchez of Colombia celebrate following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Senegal...

He is expected to start against Colombia alongside Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane, which will see the Spurs trio face their Tottenham teammate Sanchez for a place in the last eight of the World Cup.

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Alli was asked about the former Ajax defender and although Alli said he is a "great player", but reckons England can exploit Sanchez's "few weaknesses".

"I think he [Sanchez] is a great player, I don't think any player is perfect, we know things, we know how he plays and he has a lot of strengths. We're going to look to do as well as we can to exploit his very few weaknesses," Alli said.

"He's really impressed me since he has come in -- he is a great player, he is physical, he is strong, he is good on the ball."

Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Dwight Gayle of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on...

Sanchez, 22, was brought to north London by Mauricio Pochettino last summer as back-up for Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, but with the latter's contract situation reducing his game time, Sanchez was made first choice.

The winners of Tuesday evening's clash between England and Colombia will face the victors of Sweden and Switzerland in the quarter finals - a game which will be played on July 7.

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