Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies believes that he is finally starting to show his quality at White Hart Lane.
The summer signing from Swansea City has made a slow start to life at Tottenham, with his first-team appearances being limited, but a run of games of late has helped him improve.
The 21-year-old has been brought into the team by Mauricio Pochettino because Danny Rose is struggling with a rib injury and Davies feels his displays have been fairly impressive.
"In the last couple of games I’ve been pretty solid," he told the Tottenham Journal. "It’s nice to get a run in the team because coming in and out can be quite difficult – it’s hard to get your rhythm. I thought I had a solid game and offered a bit going forward as well.
“The more you play with your team-mates the more they know what runs I’m going to make and how I can get into space. It takes time for everyone to get used to each other."
Davies was part of a Spurs defence which managed to keep a clean-sheet against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Although the Lilywhites were hoping to win the contest, the defence will take heart from their display and Davies will be hoping that he has done enough to convince Pochettino that he merits a regular inclusion in the first-team.
He looks a solid addition to the line-up and certainly has proven to be a sturdier option defensively than Rose so far, although he may not offer quite as much going forward.
The hope is that the competition for places at left-back will push both Pochettino's options at left-back on to greater heights and aid their development, but Davies has already been left frustrated by his lack of starts in North London.
The prospect has spoken of his desire to be in the first-team, after being a regular starter at Swansea, and this run of games will no doubt have delighted him.
After breaking into the team, Davies will now be looking to help Spurs out as they look to turn their season around and climb up the table in the coming weeks.