Antonio Conte reveals when he thinks Ben Davies could be back in training

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Antonio Conte has said he is ‘confident’ that Ben Davies will be back in training ‘very soon’ after the Welshman came off with an ankle injury on Saturday against Sevilla.

Davies lined at his usual left centre-back role in the second half of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla, in what was the Welshman’s first appearance of pre-season.

The 29-year-old seemed to land awkwardly on his ankle when he went up for a header in the dying stages of the game and had to be replaced by Malachi Fagan-Walcott.

Spurs fans will be hoping that Davies was only withdrawn as a precaution, with the former Swansea man being one of the Lilywhites’ most consistent players last season.

Conte has admitted that the Wales international is feeling some pain in his ankle following the incident on Saturday.

However, the Italian assuaged Tottenham fans’ fears by stating that he expects Davies to be back in full training sooner rather than later.

Conte told Spurs’ official website about the defender’s injury: “I don’t think that’s a big problem. In this moment, he has pain in his ankle but, honestly, I hope when we start our training sessions again he can start the sessions with us.

“I don’t think it’s serious, and I think he’s okay. Ben is strong, a really good player, strong physically and mentally, and he wants to play every game. For this reason, I’m confident he be in training very soon.”

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Despite Lenglet’s arrival, I fully expect Davies to continue to be Conte’s first choice at the left centre-back role next season. So, the 29-year-old is an extremely important player and losing him even just for a couple of weeks, would be a big blow. Thankfully, Conte sounds quite optimistic that the injury is not a serious one.

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