Ben Davies speaks out on his 'frustration' at Spurs, but rejects exit talk

Tottenham left back Ben Davies has opened up about his tough start to life at White Hart Lane.

After a tough couple of weeks, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will have been relieved to see his side come from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday evening.

Spirits are high at White Hart Lane again after Harry Kane's last gasp free kick handed Tottenham a much needed three points, but one particular player isn't too happy.

Left back Ben Davies was snapped up for £10m from Swansea City this summer and was expected to be Spurs' immediate first choice left back having impressed in South Wales, but that hasn't been the case so far.

Danny Rose has made the position his own in the Premier League, limiting Davies to only one league appearance so far, though the Welshman has featured prominently in cup competitions.

The 21-year-old, who was also reportedly a target for Liverpool and Southampton this summer, says that it's frustrating to be left out so often, but that he's determined to show everyone in North London that he should be starting.

"It's frustrating at times," he admitted. "But coming here I was taking nothing for granted that I was going to walk straight into the first team," he said. "I have to bide my time, take my chances and work hard, as I do every day. And when that chance arises to get the games in the Premier League, then I've got to be ready for that and take it with both hands."

Davies was speaking with Sport Wales about his situation at White Hart Lane, and was then asked whether he would consider a loan return to Swansea in January in order to get first team football, but Davies poured cold water on that suggestion.

"I'm 100% focused here at the moment and I haven't really thought that far ahead," added Davies. "I think it would be silly of me to put that idea into my head right now. I've got to prove to everyone here, and to myself really, that I can do a job at this club and that is what I want to do. I want to push on as far as I can and be as successful as I can at Spurs."

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