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Tottenham centre-back Davinson Sanchez: 'We need to improve.'

Spurs were beaten 4-0 on aggregate by RB Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16 before the COVID-19 lockdown.

Davinson Sanchez [L] wants Spurs to improve. [Getty]
Davinson Sanchez [L] wants Spurs to improve. [Getty]

Jose Mourinho’s side need to perform much better if they are to finish in the position they want, according to Colombia international. Davinson Sanchez has issued a rallying cry to his Tottenham teammates asking them to improve their displays when the Premier League campaign resumes. The Spurs defender insists the Lilywhites can’t afford to play like they did before the coronavirus brought football to a stands in March. Spurs were below par against RB Leipzig and were beaten 4-0 on aggregate in the Champions League round of 16. "I think everyone knows as a team we expect to do better," the 23-year-old told Sky Sports News. "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.

More: Spurs manager Mourinho never asked for Premier League delay. "We have to do better if we are going to finish in the position that we want." Sanchez revealed he has been keeping fit at home all through the COVID-19 shutdown. "I've been working in the garden, watering the plants," he said. "I've been in the kitchen too, lots of cleaning, my wife is happy." The centre-half added: "It's good to see your team-mates working, not by your side, but doing the same things you're doing.

"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."

More: Spurs midfielder Dele Alli was held at knifepoint during burglary. England skipper Harry Kane is edging closer to a return from a hamstring injury and will be set to feature when 2019/20 campaign restarts, however, Sanchez is pleased the striker will give Tottenham a boost. "Harry has been doing everything to return, even before the lockdown he was working hard, everyone knows that," Sanchez said. "For us, of course, he's key a player we need there all the time. I think about my position - if I have him in front - it's like 'ok, watch out it's Harry there', he's fighting for the Golden Boot. "I was training with him yesterday and he's doing very well."

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