Ben Davies - Player watch

Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by Armstrong_11, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Dharmabum

    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,686
    Ratings Received:
    +10,959 / 281 / -89
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. JUSTINSIGNAL

    JUSTINSIGNAL Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,370
    Ratings Received:
    +21,775 / 616 / -181
    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
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. agrdavidsfan

    agrdavidsfan Ledley's Knee!

    Messages:
    7,725
    Ratings Received:
    +2,973 / 180 / -74
    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.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. agrdavidsfan

    agrdavidsfan Ledley's Knee!

    Messages:
    7,725
    Ratings Received:
    +2,973 / 180 / -74
    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.
     
  5. Dharmabum

    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,686
    Ratings Received:
    +10,959 / 281 / -89
  6. agrdavidsfan

    agrdavidsfan Ledley's Knee!

    Messages:
    7,725
    Ratings Received:
    +2,973 / 180 / -74
    For me his finish optimised Ben Davies, always cool calm and collected literally a cool customer did not panic.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Dharmabum

    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,686
    Ratings Received:
    +10,959 / 281 / -89
    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.”
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Tucker

    Tucker It's fucking Eriksen

    Messages:
    2,686
    Ratings Received:
    +7,515 / 258 / -101
    Another good performance from Davies tonight.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  9. $hoguN

    $hoguN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,139
    Ratings Received:
    +17,506 / 446 / -142
    Rose just isn't good enough to dislodge this guy
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  10. Nebby

    Nebby Active Member

    Messages:
    731
    Ratings Received:
    +1,088 / 246 / -113
    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.
     
  11. WiganSpur

    WiganSpur Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,232
    Ratings Received:
    +13,454 / 397 / -78
    I think he's gained a yard of pace like Kane.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  12. yusrisafri

    yusrisafri Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,014
    Ratings Received:
    +4,086 / 436 / -90
    Didn't catch that. Any GIF?
     
  13. Japhet

    Japhet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,454
    Ratings Received:
    +9,224 / 268 / -55

    I've got a feeling Rose will start v Palace.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  14. GetSpurredOn

    GetSpurredOn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,495
    Ratings Received:
    +4,629 / 93 / -29
    Sure I read comments from Southampton players about how Poch and his teams training methods had improved their physical performance.
     
  15. Nebby

    Nebby Active Member

    Messages:
    731
    Ratings Received:
    +1,088 / 246 / -113
    Just something I saw when the final whistle blew. No idea if the tv cameras caught it.
     
  16. StartingPrice

    StartingPrice Chief Sardonicus Hyperlip

    Messages:
    32,443
    Ratings Received:
    +10,482 / 107 / -86
    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.
     
  17. glospur

    glospur Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,635
    Ratings Received:
    +5,017 / 145 / -30
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. Chinaspur

    Chinaspur Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,153
    Ratings Received:
    +1,911 / 42 / -24
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
    • Agree Agree x 8
  19. BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

    Messages:
    17,566
    Ratings Received:
    +9,682 / 268 / -110
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  20. glospur

    glospur Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,635
    Ratings Received:
    +5,017 / 145 / -30
    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.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1

Share This Page