Player Watch Ben Davies - Player watch

JUSTINSIGNAL

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These quotes really stand out for me and why we should always be patient with all of our new players.
Your in the wrong forum if you think that's gonna happen here. It's only a few months ago that people in here were saying Davies has NEVER had a good match for us and that he is a mid table team player at best :D
 

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I've always said that I thought his best position would be as a CM. He's so comfortable on the ball and has great range of passing. Could he do a Gareth Barry like transformation?
It's weird unlike most of you on here I have had the benefit of watching Ben from when he was really young, only time I really missed a bit of his development was when his Dad moved to Denmark for work and took Ben with to continue his football out there but he was actually a left winger or defensive midfielder I believe early on I can certainly remember him play for the swans youth in centre mid. Also had the benefit of watching him for the Wales u-19's at a shocking level up close and one thing that has always really struct me with him is his awareness of his weaknesses the game is in his head not his phsyical ability which to me signals he will only ever get better.

But the Gareth Barry comparison somebody has made is a very interestng one, Barry is similar in that he's not the quickest he's not the strongest but he's good at everything all round. Jack of all trades but master of none. Did barry not also play a bit at centre half?.

I believe playing at left centre back has only really further developed Ben, to be honest he's probably the most consistent player for Wales, But I actually think after watching him closely over the years he should really be considered for a role in the Welsh team as a DM as our Midfield options are awful when Ramsey or Ledley or Allen are out. Obviously for Spurs I am quite happy for him to stay where he is as this year he's been out of this world he's so much more intelligent than Rose, Rose relies on his pace and strength to get him out of situations Davies does not he's always cool,calm and composed.

If he had Rose is pace we would be looking at something special.
 

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I've been Davies biggest critic.For me he looks a totally different player than of previous years.

He played well last season but always looked like a player that was there to fill in rather than challenge for the shirt. For me he's always lacked confidence, looking hesitant and always playing it safe.

This season I'm seeing a totally different player to be honest and he's been hugely impressive. It's like he's been told he's the number 1 left back and has started to really believe in himself. He's been so effective going forward and has been unlucky not to have been involved in more goals.
I think he's greatly improved from minutes he's got his match fitness levels right up, he also benefited from the experience in the euro's got his confidence right up.

Some players need to play every match it's weird but it makes the game become habitual for them they need rhythm. We have had a few over the years who are like this.
 

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Looks like he is really enjoying his football, I can see him getting 5-10 goals if he keeps going. His finish yesterday wasn't an easy one, many a left back would have tried to find a corner or blast it right at the keeper, I hope Rose doesn't walk right back into the first 11.
For me his finish optimised Ben Davies, always cool calm and collected literally a cool customer did not panic.
 

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http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/10/20/jurgen-klopp-comments-on-tottenham-hotspur-defender-ben-davies/

“They are a good team and you cannot concentrate on one player,” Inside Futbol quotes Klopp as saying. "There are a few nice examples.

Davies is for me a perfect example. I think, especially because Rose was there, nobody thought Davies would play that much.

"In the beginning, I saw it, he struggled in one or two moments. But they stayed cool with him and he made big steps, fantastic player.

“He probably was before, I didn't know him that good before. But since he is there he made big steps.”
 

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Loved his little one man celebration at the end of the Madrid game. He kinda looked embarrassed after he did it, like he had forgotten he was in a stadium full of people. He's a funny fella.
 

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Loved his little one man celebration at the end of the Madrid game. He kinda looked embarrassed after he did it, like he had forgotten he was in a stadium full of people. He's a funny fella.
Didn't catch that. Any GIF?
 

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Sure I read comments from Southampton players about how Poch and his teams training methods had improved their physical performance.
I'm sure I saw something specific to improving the speed of his players - particularly over the first couple of yards. I am fairly certain he would be doing the same with the Spurs lads.
 

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He doesn't have the power of Rose, the technical ability of Trippier or the sheer audacity of Aurier, but what I love about Ben is that he's just so reliable. Every time he plays these days you know that he's going to do his job with discipline, dedication and desire.
 

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He doesn't have the power of Rose, the technical ability of Trippier or the sheer audacity of Aurier, but what I love about Ben is that he's just so reliable. Every time he plays these days you know that he's going to do his job with discipline, dedication and desire.
This does him a disservice - he is more than reliable and hardworking. He's got a proper football brain. Turns up in just the right place so often.
 
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I actually think his technical ability is underrated. He has a lovely first touch and passes the ball out of defence better than any of the others. He’s also by far the best in the air, he’s a good no nonsense tackler and he’s composed under pressure.
 

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This does him a disservice - he is more than reliable and hardworking. He's got a proper football brain. Turns up in just the right place so often.
Yeah I absolutely agree with that.

I guess my point was that since that Liverpool game when he's been in the team on a regular basis I can't remember a single time he's let the team down. Most of the other players, for all their brilliance, have a mistake in them but Ben just seems so trustworthy. Sure, he's definitely intelligent and he's solid, if not spectacular, in most areas but, I dunno, there's just something about him that is reassuring, almost comforting. He's the football equivalent of curling up under a blanket with a cup of tea on a cold winters night while a fire is roaring in the hearth.
 
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