115 touches, 5 tackles won, but Tottenham new boy has worse pass completion rate than Lloris

New Tottenham signing Ben Davies was more involved than most as Tottenham drew against Partizan Belgrade.

Ben Davies has had to sit behind a rejuvenated Danny Rose in the Premier League so far since signing for Tottenham.

The 21-year-old has instead had to look to the Europa League for opportunities, making his third start in the competition against Partizan Belgrade.

Davies had a few shaky moments, booked in the first half, and was dispossessed three times - more than any other Tottenham player.

He did however make more touches of the ball than any player on the pitch, 115 times in total, and won five tackles.

Davies did make two interceptions, but his crossing let him down, finding a teammate with just one of six balls into the box.

For a little context in terms of his crossing, at least one of his was successful. Benjamin Stambouli (1/1) was the only other Spurs teammate to complete a cross.

There was one other glaring statistic where Davies does need to improve, based on last night's showing. He completed only 70 per cent of his passes.

By comparison his fellow defenders were superior; Federico Fazio (88%), Kyle Naughton (88%), and Jan Vertonghen (91%). 

Even goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, completed a better percentage of his passes than Davies (82%). Danny Rose's Premier League statistics average out at 87 per cent so far this season.

The match was not the greatest spectacle, but for Davies it was an interesting learning experience. He couldn't be slighted for effort, but in terms of quality he showed he has a few areas on which to work on, before he can demand a weekly starting berth.

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