'I’ve done relatively well' - £10m signing reflects on start at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies has been reflecting on his start at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies believes he has done well since signing for the club in the summer.

Davies joined Tottenham from Swansea City in the previous transfer window and he says that he has made a decent start to life.

The Welsh full-back has failed to break into the starting line-up so far at White Hart Lane, with most his appearances coming in cup or European competition, but he still feels that he has made a positive impact upon his arrival.

“I think I’ve done relatively well," he said to the Tottenham Journal. "It’s difficult coming into games not playing as regularly as you want to, but that’s part and parcel of football and every time I get the opportunity to get on the field I’ve got to show what I can do and put my best foot forward.

Davies currently competes for a place in the Spurs squad with Danny Rose, who has retained his place at left-back so far under Mauricio Pochettino.

Rose has been an improved player under the Argentine so far, but there are questions over his ability in defensive scenarios and this is where Davies may have the edge.

Although Rose has an abundance of energy and is a threat going forward, Davies is a sturdier figure in defence and he will be hoping to prove that he deserves more selection chances as time passes.

Tottenham have been rather inconsistent throughout the opening of the campaign so far and they will know that improvements need to be made if they are to break into the top four.

Although they have been some encouraging displays, they have also leaked too many goals and at the moment an upper, mid-table finish looks more likely than a top-four place. 

Davies will be hoping to play a part in their planned improvements, though, and he will have his next chance to impress when Spurs take on Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League tomorrow evening. 

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