Ben Davies on the Tottenham weakness which is improving

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies feels the team are starting to cope more effectively with physical football.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has praised the way the side stood up to the test of facing Burnley over the weekend.

Goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela were enough to see Tottenham over the winning line, with Davies impressed by the way the team dealt with the physical challenge from Burnley.

“We were up against tough opposition playing a tough, physical game. In other games against teams like that we’ve found it a lot tougher, but today we stood up to the test,” said Davies.

There has been an element of Tottenham being bullied in certain games this season, but it’s significant that Mauricio Pochettino’s team have created momentum for themselves heading into Christmas and New Year.

“We didn’t always play pretty football but we definitely didn’t give Burnley too many opportunities to score, so that was a positive for us.”

Tottenham sit seventh in the table, level on points with local rivals Arsenal and just four points behind West Ham United, who currently hold the final Champions League place.

Results are everything for Tottenham as they try and break into that top six group and it’s important they continue to show a variety of styles and an ability to adapt to certain sets of tactics from their opposition.

“When the team is on a good run you’re going to try to keep the same way of playing. We’ve been playing quite well and today was another solid performance for us, so we’re all happy with the result.”

It’s all about consistency for Tottenham looking ahead to 2015 and putting themselves in a position where they will have a chance of Champions League football.

It looks difficult considering Manchester United haven’t lost in seven games, with Arsenal and Liverpool likely to have a big say in the equation, but maintaining consistency creates confidence that Tottenham can return to that competition for the first time since the Harry Redknapp era.

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