Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies has identified two ways he can force his way into the Tottenham Hotspur first team ahead of the in form Danny Rose.
Davies revealed earlier this week that he feels unlucky he hasn’t seen more game time since his summer move from Swansea City, but he’s not feeling sorry for himself and is determined to try and change things.
Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, he’s planning to work hard throughout the international break and in training, in the hope of seemingly catching the attention of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“I am constantly working as hard as I can to make that left-back spot at Tottenham my own,” said Davies.
It’s an encouraging statement from Pochettino’s point of view because it has the ability to also keep Rose on his toes.
If Rose allows his performances to dip, there is a player waiting in the wings to come into the team and snap up his position without thinking twice about it.
Secondly Davies cites his previous experience of being in a similar position as something which will help him.
“I did that at Swansea when Neil Taylor came back after injury and I have to do it again now.”
He had a challenge of a similar nature to deal with at the Swans and he overcame it, which will give him the belief that he can do the same with Spurs over the weeks following the international break.
“Training with the players at Tottenham is definitely helping me and when I get the chance to show that on the pitch I will.”
It all sounds extremely positive if you’re a Tottenham fan and it will be up to Davies to make the most of his chance to nail down that Premier League starting place when Pochettino inevitably hands it to him.