Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies was at the heart of Wales’ win against Andorra last night, as Chris Coleman’s team got their Euro 2016 qualification campaign off to a winning start.
Davies produced a superb assist from the left hand side to put the ball right on the head of Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, who glanced the ball into the bottom corner.
The summer arrival from Swansea has so far been forced to take a back seat in the Premier League, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino preferring to use England international Danny Rose on the left hand side of his defence.
A recent poll suggested that Spurs fans would rather see Davies playing regularly in the first team and the man himself is putting his club coach under immense pressure to give him a chance.
Davies is effective at both ends of the pitch and is well suited to a passing and flowing style of football due to his upbringing at Swansea.
He’s not yet started for Spurs in the Premier League but with the matches piling up thick and fast throughout the season, at some point he’ll be dropped into the first team and if he produces crosses such as this then Tottenham’s forwards could be left with a very easy job.
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Davies was competitive in terms of accurate crosses last season against a number of names including Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and former Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna.
When he’s this precise, Bale had no excuses.