Mourinho gives interesting insight into how his Spurs plans were derailed by Davies injury

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, has now revealed that his initial plans when he joined the club were to build the shape around Ben Davies.

Davies may seem an unlikely figure for many as a person to build a team around, but the Welshman has experience as a left-back, a centre-back, and everything in-between.

Mourinho was keen on Davies playing as a left-back in defence and a central defender in attack, giving Aurier the license to go forward on the other side.

This is what the Special One ended up developing with Jan Vertonghen instead, but with limited success due to the lack of pace from the Belgian.

Davies has been out injured since Mourinho’s first game in charge, with derailed the coach’s plans, as he claims he was not able to develop the team in the way he had thought. Perhaps the return of the left-back could be a turning point for Spurs this season.

Charlie Eccleshare reports that Mourinho said:

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