‘Exceptional’ – Ben Davies praises Spurs player who joined earlier this year

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Ben Davies
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Ben Davies has described Dejan Kulusevski as an ‘exceptional’ player and hailed the Swede for the effort he displays during training sessions at Hotspur Way.

Kulusevski has certainly surprised people with how quickly he has adapted to the Premier League since his move from Juventus back in January.

The Swede has established himself as a key player for the north Londoners and has added a different dimension to Tottenham’s attack alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

The 22-year-old has previously remarked that he ‘loves suffering‘ and that he is enjoying the intensity that Antonio Conte demands of his players, and Davies has now divulged that the winger gives his all in every training session.

The Welshman told The Daily Mirror: “Dejan been exceptional, not just the goals and the assists but his all-round game.

“He’s someone we can always trust with the ball, he’s always involved in creating chances and he’s a total professional who gives everything every day. That’s the makeup of the character of the squad we have here.”

Davies also spoke in glowing terms of the impact that another former Serie A player has had since arriving at N17, Cristian Romero.

While the Argentine’s quality is not in doubt, he has shown that he can be a bit of a loose cannon on occasions, as we saw with Marc Cucurella hair pulling incident against Chelsea a cearlier this month.

However, Davies believes that the nasty streak that the centre-back possesses has given Tottenham more of an edge.

When asked about Romero’s impact, he responded: “Cristian is great to have in your side, he brings that edge when you know we have to stand up against it.

“With the ball as well he’s brilliant for us. He really helps us get out from the back, he makes sure we’re on the front foot and we’re very lucky to have him.”

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Conte’s biggest challenge with Romero going to be helping him channel that aggression in the right manner without blunting it as that is what makes the Argentine the kind of warrior he is on the pitch.

However, I am concerned that a red card is just around the corner for the 24-year-old if he does not tame his nasty streak, particularly as the referees will now be watching him closely following the Cucurella incident.

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