Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies has revealed his intentions of making it impossible for Mauricio Pochettino to not select him in his starting line-up at White Hart Lane by working hard in training.
Davies admits that he has been frustrated with a lack of first-team football since moving to Tottenham in a £10 million switch from Swansea City, but he does not intend to be on the sidelines for too much longer.
The Welshman says that many players would have chosen to sulk after finding their chances limited since joining a new club, but he is determined to work harder in training to catch the eye of Pochettino.
“There are different ways I could go about it," he said to the Tottenham Journal. "I could go and speak to the manager and try to get in his ear every day, but that’s not the way I am and not the way I’m going to go about it.
"I’m going to get my head down and work hard, and try to let my football do the talking.
“I’m a calm person, I don’t get too wound up. I’m patient and I work hard every day. Hopefully my opportunity will come.”
Davies is in a battle with Danny Rose to take the left-back spot, but the Spurs academy product is currently the club's first choice.
Rose has played in most of the side's Premier League fixtures so far this season, with Davies having to make do with games in the Europa League and the League Cup.
It is in the Capital One Cup that Davies is likely to get his next chance to play, too, when Spurs take on Brighton and Hove Albion.
Spurs take on the Championship side in a game which will be important to win as they look to boost morale after a disheartening defeat at home to Newcastle United at the weekend.