‘A dream manager’ – Spurs defender heaps praise on Jose Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham defender, Ben Davies, has lavished praise on Jose Mourinho and admitted that it was a dream come true to be managed by the Portuguese coach.

Things haven’t exactly gone to plan for Mourinho since he replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm back in November, with injuries and poor results undermining what was a positive first month for the Special One.

Despite some difficult times in North London, Davies is convinced that the 57-year-old has been a great addition to the club.

Speaking to NBC Sports, the Welshman said: “I think he’s been great for the club, having someone of his stature and calibre coming to the club really gives everyone a lift.

“To have someone like him believe that this club can win things then it’s a dream manager to have. If he’s putting his trust in us then we can only give everything to him and put our trust in him.”

While Davies started Mourinho’s first game in charge against West Ham, an injury he picked up towards the end of that game saw him sidelined for the majority of the Portuguese’s time in charge.

The full-back, who returned to the team after regaining his fitness last month, revealed that the Spurs boss helped him get through his rehabilitation.

Davies added: “Personally for me it’s been quite tough. I got injured in his first game. The next few weeks after that is when players look to make the best impression they can.

“I can’t say a bad word about him though because throughout my time out injured he was in constant contact with me. He gave me so much support and made sure that when I came back I was right. For me, he’s been brilliant.”

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While I know some Spurs fans don’t rate Davies particularly highly, I think he can be an important cog in the wheel under Mourinho. The Welshman’s defensive qualities and tactical maturity are perfect for the lob-sided back four that Mourinho seems to employ. I expect Davies to play a lot of games next season, even if we sign another left-back.

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