Tottenham Hotspur welcomed Ben Davies back to first-team training this week, after the left-back had been out for the vast majority of Jose Mourinho’s reign.
The Welshman played one game under the Special One when Jose first joined in late November, but picked up an ankle ligament injury soon after.
Since then, left-back has been a rather unsettled position for Spurs, with Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Ryan Sessegnon, and Japhet Tanganga all plying their trade there.
However, the way in which Mourinho wants to play requires a left-back who is just as comfortable tucking in as a left-sided central defender.
Tanganga is right-footed, Rose and Sessegnon are both flying wing-backs, and Jan Vertonghen is not a full-back at all.
Ben Davies could prove to be the missing part of the jigsaw for Jose, but he insists that the player is not ready to play consistent games in a row just yet.
Mourinho said (Charlie Eccleshare):
On Davies: He’s back but not yet ready to play three matches in a row. He can play at least minutes, and he’s someone we like very much because he’s a natural left-back. He’s not an adaptation like Sessegnon or Tanganga.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) February 14, 2020
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