Ben Davies admits to trying too hard to impress in first months at Tottenham Hotspur

Ben Davies joined Tottenham Hotspur from Swansea City back in 2014.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has admitted to the London Evening Standard that he was trying too hard to impress during his first season at White Hart Lane.

Davies moved to Spurs from Swansea City in the summer of 2014, and failed to make much of an impression during his first season.

The Welsh international was generally a back up choice to Danny Rose during the 2014/15 campaign, but he has played a far more prominent role this time around.

And the 22-year-old said: “When I first came, I was trying to impress too much. I was over- complicating, trying to take people on. That’s not my game, to go and beat four or five players.

“I’d rather get the ball, play two-touch and feed the players who can do the other stuff. You have to learn stuff about yourself and I’ve done that.”

Davies has impressed with his performances this season, and he has helped Spurs maintain the best defensive record in the Premier League.

Tottenham have conceded just 16 times in their first 20 matches, and they have moved into the top four.

Davies has generally been rotated with Rose so far this season, with both players being handed first team roles by Mauricio Pochettino.

Davies has impressed with his defensive solidarity, and he also seems to have made improvements to his attacking play.

Spurs’ next fixture comes against Leicester City in the FA Cup on Sunday. 

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