Ben Davies ready for tough Spurs games after international endeavours

The fullback has played his part in an impressive start to Wales' European Championship qualifying campaign.

Tottenham left back Ben Davies featured in the draw against Bosnia-Herzgovenia for Wales last week before being rested in the 2-1 win over Cyprus, results that leave Chris Coleman's men top of Group B.

After struggling to qualify for an international tournament for over 50 years, Wales are now unbeaten in three qualifying matches and have as good a chance as they've had in years, something that naturally delighted 21-year-old Davies.

“I’m very happy with how it’s gone with Wales over the last couple of weeks – we’re top of the group and unbeaten so far, so we’re delighted as a group,” said the former Swansea man.

“We had a tough match against Bosnia who I think came expecting a victory against us but we had the better chances and could really have snatched the game, so overall it was a successful campaign."

Many Spurs fans believe the Welshman should be preferred to Danny Rose in the left back role, considering he is the most expensive fullback ever purchased by the club.

Davies underlined the potential accredited to him by winning the Welsh Young Player of the Year award at an awards ceremony last week, before going on to play his part for the Dragons in their two qualifying games. Former Spurs star Gareth Bale won the Player of the Year award.

Davies will now attempt to wrest the left back spot from former Leeds youngster Rose, and may get more minutes under his belt with Spurs facing a testing run of fixtures that sees them take in four games before the end of the month, starting with a trip to champions Manchester City.

“It’s quickly back down to business here at Spurs and the standard of the games we’ve got coming up now," Davies said. "They’re going to be tough but they’re matches we’re ready for as a squad.”

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