Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies says he has no regrets about joining the club, as he prepares to return to former side Swansea this weekend.
Davies was part of the deal, which saw Michel Vorm also head to Spurs, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Tom Carroll (loan) heading in the other direction.
Ahead of Tottenham’s game against Swansea this weekend, he’s explained moving to a bigger club was something he had to do.
“It was a tough decision to leave Swansea, but I wanted to challenge myself at a so-called bigger club and the opportunity was there,” he said in an exclusive for London24.
“It’s a move I think I had to take and I’ve got no regrets. If I was playing [at Swansea] they might have been down there somewhere in the table anyway!”
Davies has been an inconsistent start under Mauricio Pochettino in the Premier League so far, but there’s evidence that he’s starting to change the way he’s perceived by the Argentine.
Davies is a hard worker, not as gifted in terms of technique compared to other left-backs in the Premier League, but he gets what Pochettino is trying to do and is well suited to a high pressing game, where he provides the width from the left hand side.
“It’s probably the one game that I’d look at in the fixture list and would love to be starting in - I’m not surprised that they’ve been doing well. I knew the quality they’ve got in that squad, and we know what they’ve got there this weekend.”
There’s every chance he could start with Pochettino opting to use Danny Rose for the Europa League game against Besiktas last night.
That leaves Rose with very little recovery time between games, with Davies fresher and heading back to Swansea with a point to prove to those who criticised him when he left.
It’s another great opportunity for him to show why he should be Tottenham’s number one left-back.