Cape Town - Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise
for Davinson Sanchez following Tottenham Hotspur's 3-1 demolition of
West Ham in the League Cup on Wednesday.
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Son Heung-Min (16', 54') netted a brace for Spurs before Hammers'
substitute Lucas Perez (71') pulled a goal back. Fernando Llorente (75')
though secured his side's progression to the quarter-finals with his
After the game, Pochettino reserved his plaudits for centre-back
Sanchez, who was the only player to start both matches this week - after
Spurs lost 1-0 to Manchester City on Monday night.
Pochettino told his club's website: "He’s a beast!"
The manager continued: "It was a very good performance. I’m very
proud because this game was so complicated and another derby, a derby
that in the end we won.
"It’s important to go into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and
for a lot of players it was a fantastic opportunity to show their
"It was a very competitive game after playing on Monday night. We
nearly changed all the players and of course it’s important, after only
48 hours, to say (well done) to Davinson Sanchez because his effort on
Monday and tonight was massive. He showed great mentality."
Spurs will play Arsenal in the quarter-final in the week commencing December 17.