Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies believes that the players stepped up their game Everton because of the strength of the opposition.
The North London outfit staged a 2-1 comeback victory over the Toffees at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday to enhance their chances of a top-four finish this season.
The performance of Spurs against Everton was arguably their best at home this campaign, and summer signing Davies has given an insight into what made the players rise to the occasion.
“Maybe coming up against a good passing side like Everton, it forced us to up our game,” London24.com quotes the 21-year-old left-back as saying.
“We pressed when we needed to and we also sat back and took the pressure when we had to, like you have to in games, and maybe we haven’t done that so well in previous games - but it paid off for us this time.
“We just had a good feeling of togetherness. We were all 100 per cent focused on what we needed to do. The effort, the work-rate together, I think that’s what took us over the line.”
Next up for Tottenham is a game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Jose Mourinho’s side dropped points at the weekend, but they are still six points clear at the top of the league table and are unbeaten.
Chelsea will head into Wednesday’s match as the favourites, but Davies’s comments about the win against Everton suggest that the Tottenham players will step up their game against the London outfit.
Player-for-player Chelsea are a better team, but given the recent surge in confidence in the Spurs players, they can indeed stage an upset at the Bridge.