Davies welcomes Pochettino contract news

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Dom Le Roy

Wales defender Ben Davies has welcomed Mauricio Pochettino’s new five-year deal as ‘great news’ in trying to move the club to the next level.

Pochettino, who says the club must ‘take risks’ to improve, which raises uncertainty over his Spurs future, however on Thursday he ended that speculation by committing himself to the London club until 2023.

We have not won a trophy in the Argentines four years in charge, but we have a third successive Champions League campaign to look forward to next season as we prepare to move into their our 62,000-capacity stadium.

‘Yeah, I can understand what he’s saying,’:Davies said. ‘Now it’s all about trying to reach that next level and, as players, we want to do the same.That’s great news for us as a club and it’s fantastic to see him staying on. He’s been amazing to work under and it’s nice to see that continue.’

The left-back has been a key player for Pochettino this term, winning the first team place battle with Danny Rose in making 38 first-team appearances and the 25-year-old’s final game of an impressive campaign will be for Wales against Mexico at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl in California in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

‘I’d like to think it’s been my best season so far,’:Davies told BBC Sport Wales at the squad’s California base.I’ve played in some big games, played in the Champions League, the semi-final of the FA Cup and we did well in the Premier League again.

He added: “To finish third was a really good effort with the competition that was around, and I’m glad I played a part in it.”

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