According to a report by Football London, Cristian Stellini has praised Ben Davies, stating that the Tottenham Hotspur defender possesses all the qualities they desire in a defender.
Despite playing as the left-sided centre-back in Antonio Conte’s back three for the majority of his tenure, Davies has recently been deployed in a different position. In the clashes against West Ham and Chelsea, he played as the left wing-back, a role that does not typically emphasize attacking prowess like that of Ivan Perisic or Ryan Sessegnon.
Despite this, Davies has excelled in his new position, contributing to Tottenham’s two 2-0 victories. In the match against West Ham, he assisted in the opening goal by receiving a brilliant pass from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and finding Emerson Royal. At 29 years old, Davies seems to have adapted well to his new role.
Football London reports that a discussion has arisen about who will hold the position in question as the first choice for the time being. Initially, Stellini praised both Davies and Perisic.
However, when asked about Davies specifically, the assistant coach had a lot of positive things to say. He remarked, “He brings energy, positivity, and everything essential to play the style of match we played against Chelsea and West Ham.
So, we have positivity, energy, and attacking space – everything we need. If you ask Ben something, he is entirely focused on fulfilling what we ask of him.”
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Tottenham boasts of a decent squad, and they currently sit four points ahead of Newcastle, which puts them in a pole position to finish in the top four, especially if the Magpies are demoralized after their Carabao Cup final loss. However, one problem with Spurs is their loyalty to some of their star players, such as Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, and Ben Davies, who were stalwarts under Mauricio Pochettino.
This loyalty doesn’t mean that Tottenham must immediately offload these players, but they should have a contingency plan in place, such as identifying potential successors or exploring other options within the team. In Davies’ case, Clement Lenglet is currently available to play centre-back, and Perisic and Sessegnon can play as wing-backs.
Thus, while enjoying Davies’ excellent form, it is crucial for Tottenham to ensure that they have alternatives ready to step in should he experience a dip in form. The Welshman cost Tottenham £11 million, making it even more important to have a backup plan in case of any contingencies.