Tottenham Hotspur were condemned to their first Premier League defeat of the new campaign at Watford yesterday.
While none of the players came out of the game with any credibility from the performance, some Spurs fans have identified that Mauricio Pochettino needs to make a change.
Ben Davies vs. Watford:
73.8% pass accuracy
0 chances created
0 crosses completed (6 attempted)
0 tackles attempted
1 take-on completed
1 ball recovery
1 pass inside the penalty-area
Off the pace. pic.twitter.com/Me9Xf7cKhR
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) September 3, 2018
Left-back Ben Davies started last season in impressive form, at times making us even forget about Danny Rose. However, his performance at Vicarage Road has left a selection of supporters wanting Pochettino to shuffle the pack when unbeaten Liverpool visit Wembley a week on Saturday.
Davies has always been a ‘steady’ type of player, someone who won’t light up a game but will always try and complete the basics. Sunday was certainly a day to forget for the Welshman, along with quite a few of his team mates.
Here’s a selection of thoughts from the Spurs faithful.
Danny Rose even if 75% fit must start from now on.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) September 3, 2018
All players have their bad games. And I enjoyed watching Ben Davies at LB most of last year, so i'm sure he will come back. However, yesterday, he was sooooo woeful!
— SoapboxSPURS (@SoapboxSpurs) September 3, 2018
Never beats the first man on a cross.
— Crichard Rastle (@Dolph7800) September 3, 2018
Davies is looking like a scapegoat for one bad game, rose was poor against United any clinical team would've scored a few from his back pass or the amount of times he let the ball bounce and tried to track it after it went over him, at 2-0 he gave away a free kick on the edge
— Harry (@HarryB_95) September 3, 2018
Davies isn't good enough. He's average, IM0. I've been saying that for a while & not just based on yesterday. If Davies left tomorrow, which club would he go to? Everton, at best? Hopefully Luke Shaw is privately agreed, free on a Bosman in the summer. pic.twitter.com/bc3yqmG3zA
— BornAsTheKingOfWHL (@BornAsTheKing61) September 3, 2018
Our system has outgrown him as he really needed to attack and push forward to support play more yesterday v Watford. Rose can do that but he is inconsistent.
We need peak 2016/17 Danny Rose and we'd be humming.
— Styles T (@MeCrazyMatt) September 3, 2018
Wasn’t Ben’s best game but he wasn’t the worst performer in white. Ben prevented two chances for Watford in the second half when they were getting on top. He also crossed into a dangerous near post area in the first half which was very well defended.
— Tim Cruickshank (@twe_tim) September 3, 2018
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