|Org||Colombia National Team|
|Club as Player||Ajax FCs|
2017 05 08 Retrieve
[Colombia’s Davinson Sanchez ‘player of the year’ after 1st year at Dutch giants Ajax] People in South America know Ajax as a nice gateway to a good career in Europe. It is very flattering to be linked with a club like Barcelona. But I only just got here and I want to achieve something before making the next step. I am not thinking about it for now. Ajax are my main priority at this stage
2017 08 24 Retrieve
[When asked about his role model] From the past, I like Franco Baresi. From the present, it’s Sergio Ramos […] I have achieved a lot thanks to my ambition. I know that I can achieve a lot. This is not my roof, not my limit
2018 01 25 Retrieve
[Sanchez admits to having snubbed Barcelona switch] It’s true that I was always linked [with Barcelona]. There was an offer on the table, but you have to think about the conditions. I had just won the Libertadores and had to go to Barcelona’s second team.
Although I was sure that I would finish up in the first team, because I have a lot of confidence in me and my ability to achieve important things, I played 50 games at Ajax and [that was] what I needed
[Sanchez also claims to have spurned the opportunity to head for Serie A after speaking with Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino] The first person I spoke with was Pochettino and I had the chance to go to Italy, but Mauricio convinced me. He was a central defender and I feel I can trust him, as what he wants from me seems very reasonable. He speaks to you face to face and I try to listen to him a lot
[on Yerry Mina] He deserves everything that is happening to him and he has the ability to play at Barcelona because he has a lot of quality. He knows how to play the ball and he takes advantage of his height and has scored many goals. He isn’t under pressure, it might be a little difficult at first, because it is his first experience [in Europe] but I know him and I know he will do very well
2018 07 27 Retrieve
[Sanchez backs Osorio to achieve important things ‘no matter where he is’] I know him really well, and he’s a manager who really puts himself into his work. He’s shown that with the Mexican national team and the other teams he’s been with. I think he works hard and if they let him work - give him the chance and the space to work in his way - he’s going to achieve important things no matter where he is
He gave me a lot in my career and continues to give me a lot. I’m still in touch with him. We’ve got good communication
We’ve met up two times to chat about soccer, to talk about what can happen or what has happened. There’s the friendship, that link that there is between manager and … well, I consider myself another pupil of his. I’m always going to be thrilled and hoping that he’s continuing to do well, as he does toward me
[The 22-year-old declined to say outright that he’d like to play for Osorio as the Colombia] The 22-year-old declined to say outright that he’d like to play for Osorio as the Colombias
2019 05 24 Retrieve
[Tottenham defender Sanchez looks to Ramos for inspiration ahead of Champions League final] Watching DVDs, it was unbelievable the way (Ramos) defends. He has that character you need to play that position. Sometimes now, everyone is too focused on playing football. But sometimes the striker doesn’t care. You see (Liverpool’s Roberto) Firmino. This guy. Crash. Block. (Harry) Kane as well. If he has to put his leg in, he will
Harry’s injury, against Manchester City, was the same. His ankle. He tried to block. And boom. The strikers are more worried to recover the ball and you have to be ready to fight against them
[With Firmino back in training and expected to be fit to face Tottenham, as revealed by Jurgen Klopp, Sanchez knows he will have his work cut out to keep the Brazilian, Salah and Sadio Mane quiet] A final is about winning. sYou can’t wait for the opponent to be better than you, or let them start to play their football.
We are going to start aggressively. A final is about this. Everyone wants to win the trophy. If you have to crash, you have to crash. You don’t care. You have to tackle. Football is not composed of just taking the ball, or clear the ball, properly.
Without touching the opponent? No. If you clear the ball and the opponent is in there - I feel sorry for the opponent!