Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has admitted you can’t help but want to run through a brick wall for Antonio Conte.
Davies helped Tottenham to a 2-2 draw against Chelsea last weekend, playing both at left-centre-back and left-back during the derby fixture.
The Stamford Bridge match was a feisty encounter, with the game living up to the fierce rivalry between both clubs. And Ben Davies actually played a crucial role in creating both of Tottenham’s equalisers in the game.
The Welshman assisted Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal for Spurs’ opener and forced Edouard Mendy to make a late save, with Tottenham scoring a 96th-minute equaliser from the resulting corner.
The league clash became even more entertaining by the antics on the sideline from both dugouts. Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel engaged in heated discussions, which continued after the final whistle and led to both managers seeing red.
Davies was not shocked by what occurred on the touchline as he knows first-hand how passionate his boss is. The 29-year-old also explained how Conte’s mentality is extremely infectious, making him ready to put his body on the line for the Italian.
Davies told Football.London: “We’re used to seeing that passion from him! His record speaks for itself. He’s a world-class manager, but as a person and as a man on the side, you can’t help but want to run through a brick wall for him.”
“He’s animated, he’s very clear in what he wants from his team. He’s very passionate. When he speaks, you can’t help but just sit there and listen.”
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The supporters will be delighted to hear that players like Davies are willing to go through brick walls for Conte. Success has eluded those in N17 for quite a long time, and this is arguably the best chance they have had to end the drought for some time.
With Conte at the helm, the chances of achieving success are instantly elevated due to the experience and passion he brings to the team. He has already received the right support from the management in this transfer window, but now it is up to the players to do the same, which seems to be happening, considering Davies’ admission.
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