Report reveals unlikely Spurs player spoke out against Nuno Espirito Santo

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Ben Davies reportedly spoke out against the way Nuno Espirito Santo was managing the Tottenham squad ahead of his sacking in November, according to The Athletic.

Davies enjoyed a strong end to his campaign as he helped his country secure a place at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. 

The 29-year-old defender also became a staple of the Spurs back three under Antonio Conte, which powered the club back into the Champions League after a resurgent end-of-season run. 

But the second part of Davies’ season was the complete opposite of his first half, where he struggled to work his way into contention during Nuno’s tenure. 

He featured just twice in the Premier League under the former Wolves boss (Transfermarkt), who was in charge for less than six months in North London. 

But ahead of his dismissal, which came after Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester United, Davies was one player that allegedly had a big impact in the club’s decision to switch names. 

The Athletic has claimed Davies became frustrated with some of Nuno’s team selections and privately complained about some of the Portuguese manager’s decisions. 

It is also noted that the Welshman’s complaints alerted the Tottenham hierarchy of the mistake they made with their appointment which in turn forced them into making a change. 

Nuno’s replacement in Conte has transformed Spurs and is now in the process of rebuilding the side after committing his future with the club (Telegraph). 

The former Inter Milan coach made free agent Ivan Perisic his first transfer of the summer, while goalkeeper Fraser Forster is expected to arrive to back up Hugo Lloris (Evening Standard). 

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This is quite surprising as Davies appears to be quite a calm and reserved figure, but even he wasn’t happy with how things were going under Nuno. 

Spurs must have really considered his complaints and felt they had to change something, and thankfully they did in time to turn things around. 

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