Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has said that he is not going to be too sentimental about his return to Swansea City on Sunday.
The Wales international will feature against his former club Swansea for the first time since leaving them in the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old left-back’s impressive performance for the Welsh outfit last season saw him earn the move to Tottenham, and this weekend he is likely to line up against the Swans at the Liberty Stadium.
It will be a unique situation for Davies, but he insists that he will remain professional throughout the Premier League encounter.
“I’d been at Swansea all my life before moving to Spurs so it’s the first time I’ve been in this this situation but it’s something I’m excited about,” Tottenham’s official website quotes the youngster as saying.
“I’ve not over-thought about it, but I am excited. I know a lot of people there and it will be a bit surreal. It’s a big day.
“You have to take the sentiment out of it. It’s an important game for us and we’d love to get the win. Swansea are playing well but we’ll be looking at areas we can exploit.
“It will be tough but we’ve played well on the road and hopefully that will continue. We’ll give it our best shot.”
Davies has started Tottenham’s last four Premier League matches and has given a good account of himself.
The Welshman is likely to start against Swansea, and one suspects that he will be received warmly by the home crowd.
The full-back’s attitude is indeed admirable; it is abundantly clear that he knows what is at stake for Tottenham on Sunday.
The North London outfit are struggling for points and wins at the moment, and they need to return to winning ways on Sunday to get their top-four challenge back on track.