Ben Davies has been speaking following his move from Swansea City to Tottenham Hotspur.
Davies’ arrival at White Hart Lane solves a much-pondered problem for the club, with questions over who could effectively take the left-back spot for the long-term. And having kick-started Tottenham’s summer spending – as he arrived along with fellow Swans teammate Michel Vorm - Davies is now looking ahead to the new campaign.
“I haven’t really had a chance to reflect on the move yet,” the player said. “When the interest first came in, it was flattering for me. I thought that if it was genuine, it would be something I had to consider.
“And in the end it was a move I had to make, because you don’t know when a chance like this will come round again.”
Davies was a consistent performer for Swansea, and he should excel at Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino.
But there is understandably one opponent the 21-year-old is looking forward to facing more than most.
“I’ve already looked at the fixture list to see when the Swansea games are,” he said, “and it’s going to be a strange one coming back in December.
“It was strange for me just putting on the Spurs kit for the first time because I had been at Swansea for so much time.”
Having come through the youth ranks at Swansea, it is no surprise he feels so sad to leave them.
But few players leave with such dignity these days, which means fans of his former club will surely wish him well in this next stage of what is set to be an illustrious career.