Tottenham player Ben Davies on key reason for his improving form

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Ben Davies has been speaking as Tottenham Hotspur prepare to take on Swansea City this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has been speaking ahead of his return to former club Swansea City.

Spurs take on Garry Monk’s side on Sunday and the Welshman is likely to take his place in the starting line-up having played the last four Premier League matches for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The 21-year-old swapped the Liberty Stadium for White Hart Lane in the summer and this will be the first time he plays against the side where he earned his reputation.

In an interview with Wales Online, the Tottenham defender said, “I don’t know what kind of reception I’ll get. I don’t think I left on bad terms and I’ve not had stick about leaving because the fans have always been superb to me.”

It is highly likely that Davies will get a great reception from the Swansea faithful, given how well he played for the club prior to his big-money move to Spurs.

He has taken time to settle into the side, finally ousting Danny Rose from the left-back spot and seemingly making it his own, although the older player will have other ideas.

But speaking about breaking into – and remaining in – Tottenham’s starting XI, Davies said, “Consistency is probably the number one thing for a full-back and after getting a run of games I think I am starting to show that.”

He certainly is and Tottenham are beginning to benefit from a settled back-line that looks very promising.

Davies is regarded as a considerably better option than Rose by a number of Tottenham fans, who feel the former Sunderland loanee is great going forward but ineffective when tracking back. So it is up to Davies to show there is no way back into the starting line-up for the 24-year-old, continuing this weekend against his former club.

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