Journalist singles out Spurs man who showed surprising levels of leadership against West Ham

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Dom Le Roy

Having no fans at the stadium does take a lot away from the Premier League as a viewing spectacle with the crowd playing in an important role in making the English top-flight the most entertaining league in the world.

However, the empty stadiums do offer fans some insights into how different players behave on the pitch that would otherwise be impossible to understand.

For example, some have picked up on how Hugo Lloris is extremely loud and always commanding his defence while defending corner kicks and set pieces.

While it is not all that surprising that Lloris and Eric Dier have been really vocal, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that another Spurs man has arguably stood out the most for his leadership skills in Tottenham’s first two games since the restart – Ben Davies.

Gold reveals that the left-back was in constant communication with those around him throughout the game.

The journalist claimed that the left-back was constantly offering encouragement for the attackers who tracked back, with the Welshman particularly handing Steven Bergwijn a lot of praise for his defensive contribution.

Despite his mild mannered nature and calm demeanour off the pitch, Gold reveals that Davies stood as out as one of Tottenham’s main leaders in the first two matches.

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Davies is criminally underrated by Spurs fans despite the fact that he is always reliable when called upon. Defensively, he is up there with the best left-backs in the league and his attributes make him a perfect fit for Mourinho’s system, that shifts from a back four to back three when the Lilywhites are in possession.

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