Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has told the London Evening Standard he feels the doggedness of the British players at the club helps the team.
Davies has made a decent start to life at the club after a summer move from Swansea City and feels the British core of stars have qualities, which aren’t evident in their foreign colleagues.
“There are a lot of players from across the world in this squad but the doggedness we British players tend to have can be a big help for us,” said Davies.
It’s a significant statement because it shows he feels Tottenham have a core of players who display the traditional qualities, which are useful against the common style in the Premier League.
It also shows that he believes Spurs have the ability to control possession with a more foreign style of play, switching things up to show more fight when the side needs to.
The versatility should serve Tottenham well over the rest of the season because it’s evidence the team ca adapt in different situations.
It’s important in the context of the League Cup final against Chelsea, where Spurs could be considered underdogs, but also in the Premier League and Europa League where possession based tactics are better in certain games.
Tottenham have a great chance of putting a trophy in the cabinet and qualifying for the Champions League and doggedness will help the side achieve both goals.