Sanchez spent six years with Tottenham, and while he wasn’t always a fixture in the starting lineup, he did turn in some significant performances in key games, especially in his early N17 years.
Over the past several years, the Colombian has struggled at times. Last season, after entering the game as a substitute, the center back was substituted out owing to jeers from the crowd, and he was substituted after just 23 minutes on the field (talkSPORT).
The 27-year-old left the Lilywhites in the summer, completing a €9.5m (£8.1m) move to Galatasaray and has made a strong start to his time in Turkey.
Sanchez opens up on difficult times at Tottenham
Since missing a penalty in Colombia’s 0-0 draw with Ecuador, Sanchez has come out in favor of his international teammate Luiz Diaz. Diaz faced a lot of criticism. He alluded to his own struggles at Spurs during that process.
The former Tottenham star told Gol that he had nothing to conceal. “‘Lucho’ (Diaz) has been doing very important things in England.” Although I experienced a lot while I was at Tottenham, it was almost as a way of relieving the pressure that was put on him covertly.
Unfortunately, using football players as scapegoats is a frequent habit among fans of the game, and it has only gotten worse in the social media age. It is regrettable because Sanchez always gave it his best when he put on the shirt, but at Spurs, he was repeatedly taken advantage of by that.