Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has confirmed that everyone at the club is heading in the same direction under boss Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese arrived on the north side of London last autumn, after a poor start to the season under Mauricio Pochettino, but despite a low league position hopes were high of a dramatic revival under the experienced coach, particularly because Spurs had performed so strongly in the league in previous years.
Nevertheless, the former Colombian center-back claims both teams are pleased with how things are panning out at the moment.
Asked by Sky Sports about the job experience under Chelsea’s former manager, Manchester United, and Real Madrid, he replied: “That’s different. Everyone, including the more seasoned players like Hugo Lloris, who won the World Cup, needs to know and develop from him. We know that the gaffer is a nice guy, talking about your families and everything that’s still there. We are very, very motivated to continue developing under him as a squad. However, he admitted that things would move smoothly as a team. I think everyone knows we expect to do better as a team,” the 23-year-old added.
“The Premier League is always a tough one but we keep getting better, that’s why we put so much effort into every day. We ‘re trying to see what’s going to happen, so we can’t go games as we’ve done before.”
Sanchez spent the lockdown period by keeping fit at home and says he ‘s finally had time to help out on various chores in the house.
He is eager to leave the dishes behind as training heats up, with plans being made for restarting football.
The Premier League was suspended in March and while Tottenham players were able to return to their Enfield training ground to individual sessions, there is hope that players will soon be able to get back to group training.
Matches are expected in June but behind closed doors.