Spurs star Ben Davies outlines why Swansea will be desperate to win this weekend

Swansea Liberty Stadium

The Welsh outfit will be looking to break this hoodoo when Tottenham visit the Liberty Stadium this weekend.

Tottenham defender and former Swansea man Ben Davies has outlined why his old club will be so desperate to claim a win on Sunday, in an interview with the Spurs website.

The Wales international came through the academy at the Swans, the club he supported as a boy, before switching to the Londoners in the summer of 2014. Having won the position of Premier League left back from Danny Rose at White Hart Lane this season, Davies could well line up on his return to the Liberty Stadium.

"They are going through a rough patch at the moment and will want to rectify that at home, but we go there looking to pick up the three points," Davies told the club site. "They will also be determined to beat us having not beaten Spurs yet in the Premier League. They will be up for it, so will we and we’ll be aiming for the win.”

“They are a very good side and, when their tails are up, one of the hardest teams in the league to play against when they are on song and popping the ball around. They’ve had a couple of disappointing results and we’ll go there and try to make it as difficult as possible for them."

Swansea started the season very well, going four games undefeated which also saw them record victory against league leaders Manchester United at home, but since that result, they have lost two of three matches. 

Spurs did the double over them last season, and since Swansea were promoted to the Premier League Tottenham have won seven of eight fixtures, with just one draw.

It isn't just the Welsh club's record that could make the fixture feisty, there are a number of former players at each club who could feature against their old team. At Spurs, there is Davies himself and Dutch international Michel Vorm, though the goalkeeper is set to remain on the bench unless Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris suffers an injury. For the home side, there are two players who have excelled since leaving White Hart Lane in Gylfi Sigurdsson and and Kyle Naughton, with the Icelander now one of the league's best attacking midfielder after finally getting the football he wanted in his ideal position at the Liberty Stadium. Also present is winger Wayne Routledge, who had a brief spell in North London early in his career, and took a long time to find a club to settle at, which he finally looks to have done in what is his fifth season there.

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