Ben Davies has said that he loves working with Ange Postecoglou and insisted that he is ready to grab his opportunities when they arrive.
The Welshman has had to watch on from the bench for much of the campaign, with Destiny Udogie making the left-back spot his own.
The 29-year-old was asked to deputise at centre-back against Wolves last Saturday, owing to Cristian Romero’s suspension and Micky van de Ven’s injury, and he delivered a solid display even though Spurs fell to a disappointing defeat.
Davies might have to continue playing in that position a while longer, with Van de Ven expected to be out until January (The Telegraph) and the experienced defender insisted that he is ready to help the team wherever required.
He said (via Football.London): “When we do well as a team it’s not always easy to get people out of the team. It’s when those chances come, you’ve got to be ready to take them.”
Ben Davies is a big fan of Ange Postecoglou at Spurs
The former Swansea man also spoke highly of Postecoglou and the role clarity the Aussie coach has given the players.
Davies continued: “[Postecoglou] has been great since he’s come in. He’s been a breath of fresh air. He has given us clear roles within the team and it is a pleasure to play for him.”
His international teammate, Brennan Johnson got his first goal for the Lilywhites at the Molineux Stadium and Davies has suggested that the winger has already shown glimpses of his quality despite his injuries.
When asked about the 22-year-old’s impact, the defender responded: “Brennan has been great. He missed quite a bit of football last month as well, so as time drags on, it doesn’t necessarily go with the amount of game time he’s had. He has been very good for us since he came in and I’m very lucky I’ve got him here at Wales as well.”
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Davies is not used to playing as a centre-back in a back four but he showed against Wolves that he is more than capable of playing in that position in Ange’s system. I would not be surprised if the 29-year-old keeps his place in the side ahead of Dier when Romero returns from his suspension.
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