Davinson Sanchez: Columbia
The Colombian defender has impressed in his first season with Spurs after arriving for a hefty £38 million for Ajax. Known for his pace and positional sense, Sanchez was impressive against Real Madrid in both their group stage games. Sanchez has been a constant since Alderweirald’s injury and has become Pochettino’s favourite. Columbia national team boasts of World class attacking players and their skipper, James Rodriguez was one of the finest players of World Cup 2014. Sanchez will have Yerry Mina in company, and both are expected to provide Columbia stability at the back.
Sanchez is an able ball player as well, which helps him distribute the ball to midfield or provide Crossfield passes. Sanchez’s pace will be an important factor, but his marking abilities can be exploited by opposition players.