‘We can’t play like we were doing before’: Davinson Sanchez admits Tottenham cannot play like they did against RB Leipzig which saw them dumped out of the Champions League in the midst of a terrible run of form
- Davinson Sanchez admits Spurs can’t replicate their form from before lockdown
- Tottenham were dumped out of the Champions League by German side Leipzig
- The second-leg defeat capped off a run of five losses in their last six matches
- Sanchez says he and his team-mates need to improve should the season resume
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Davinson Sanchez admits Tottenham cannot afford to replicate their form from before the coronavirus pandemic hit if they are to finish in the top four come the end of the season.
The COVID-19 outbreak saw football come to an abrupt halt in March, shortly after Spurs were dumped out of the Champions League capping off a disastrous run of form across all competitions.
Their second-leg defeat against RB Leipzig in the round of 16 of the competition was their fifth loss in six games, ending any hope of winning silverware this season.
Davinson Sanchez admits Tottenham cannot afford to play like they were before pandemic hit
RB Leipzig put Spurs to the sword in the Champions League over two legs in the round of 16
And now Sanchez is hoping that the two-month hiatus will invigorate the side, should football make its return next month.
‘I think everyone knows as a team we expect to do better,’ the 23-year-old told Sky Sports.
‘The Premier League is always hard but we need to improve, that’s why we put so much work in every day, we’ll see what’s going to happen but looking back we can’t play like we were doing before.
‘We have to do better if we are going to finish in the position that we want.’
The Premier League was suspended in March, leading to a hiatus across Europe. While many teams are yet to return, Jose Mourinho’s men have already returned to their Enfield base to start individual sessions, with the hope the squad can start training together soon as a group.
It was Spurs’ fifth defeat in six games across all competitions before football was suspended
‘It’s good to see your team-mates working, not by your side, but doing the same things you’re doing,’ Sanchez added.
‘Right now we’re back at the training ground and respecting all the processes. We say “oh it’s a long time” but there’s nothing we can do and we have to accept this.
‘As footballers, we want to be training. We can work from home one, two, or three times a week but it’s not the same.’
Spurs are currently in eighth, seven points adrift of rivals Chelsea who occupy the final Champions League spot in fourth.