It has been an indifferent start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez.
Paul Merson has claimed that Davinson Sanchez ‘doesn’t like’ playing at right-back after he was recently deployed in that position for Tottenham Hotspur.
Centre-back Sanchez has been playing at the heart of Spurs’ defence for the first three games of the season, but because of injuries, he moved to the full-back area against Arsenal.
It is fair to say that he struggled in that area, as his poor performance in the previous games filtered its way out wide, but in the end, his side came out of it with a point in the North London derby.
Speaking to The Debate on Sky Sports Premier League (02/09/2019 at 10:15 pm), Merson stated that Tottenham’s lack of squad depth is now once again becoming problematic.
“I think Tottenham are lacking a squad,” Merson told Sky Sports PL. “I don’t think their squad is strong enough. You only have to look that Sanchez had to play right-back recently. He’s not a right-back!
“I like Sanchez, I think he’s a good centre-half. He doesn’t like playing right-back. He’s uncomfortable. If you are going to go for the Premier League, like Manchester City and Liverpool are now, I don’t think you can afford that.
“You have to have a place for every player so that they come in and there’s no that much of a difference. I don’t think Tottenham have that. I think it gets a little weaker as they go further down the line.”
Spurs are much weaker at right-back since Kieran Trippier made the switch from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid in the summer.
It meant that youngster Kyle-Walker Peters pushed his way into the first-team, with Serge Aurier sitting on the bench against Arsenal.
It will be a surprise if Pochettino continues to play Sanchez at right-back after the international break because he showed clear signs that he’s not good enough to play in that area.