Tottenham Hotspur’s difficult start to the new season has been tough to take, Ben Davies has admitted.
The North London club have only managed to win three of their opening ten Premier League matches as well as suffering embarrassing defeats in cup competitions at the hands of Colchester United and Bayern Munich.
Davies is likely to feature when Spurs travel to Merseyside for the second time in the space of seven days when they face Everton.
Mauricio Pochettino will have to make a change at left-back following Danny Rose’s one match suspension which opens the door for the Welshman to return to the starting eleven.
The last time Tottenham met Everton with both sides starting the day in the bottom half of the table was in April 2004, when David Moyes’ Everton beat David Pleat’s Spurs 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Davies told Sky Sports when asked about the player’s thought on the current run of form: “We talk about it. It’s painful at times, we want to be in and around the top four every season winning games on a regular occurrence.
“It’s stressful and tough but we are a professional group and we’ve got really good lads who are professional and willing to put in 100 per cent effort every single day to try and get back to winning ways.
“This is probably our first extended run of where it has been a bit tough for five-odd years, so its tough at times and tough in the dressing room when you are expected to be going out there and putting in pretty much looking back perfect performances.
“It is very disappointing when things don’t seem to click but I think in football sometimes you need to take the ups and the downs and maybe not get too high when you are flying and when it’s down it is about getting back as a team, getting back as a group and back to basics.
“I think we have shown in the last few years that when we’ve really done everything the same way as we have. To try and go and change things drastically and putting measures in that we’ve never done before might be counter productive to be honest. Look, the group is fired up, the group just wants to win games and we are a determined group and we need to put things right on Sunday.”
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