Tottenham Hotspur’s Ben Davies: We were playing for a draw v Crystal Palace

Ben Davies claims that Tottenham Hotspur were trying to keep a clean sheet against Crystal Palace in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

Tottenham Hotspur were expected to win against Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday, but they did not.

Instead, Spurs were held to a goalless draw by the Eagles and fell further behind in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Reflecting on the match, defender Ben Davies said, according to The London Evening Standard: “At the beginning of the game, we were looking to get three points but, as the game wore on, I think we were trying to get the clean sheet after soaking up some pressure, and we’ll take the point.”

So you are playing at home against a side struggling for survival in the Premier League, and all you want is to keep a clean sheet and pick up a point?

This is not certainly what Tottenham fans would want to hear and is certainly not what is expected of a side with good players trying to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Perhaps Davies’s comments underline the main problem at Tottenham: lack of ambition. Year after years Spurs have struggled to break into the top four; maybe the players do not believe in themselves enough.

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