Player Watch Ben Davies - Player watch

allpaths

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Great news, solid squad member, great to keep this young side together as much as possible.
Think this is a serious contract extension (ie. not just to add value to an assest) since Poch is wearing a pretty nice sweater, and he just doesnt do that for schmuck.
 

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Got a feeling he's worth keeping if we are staying with 3 at the back because he can play 2 positions in the system.

Also so it probably means we won't be buying another left back in the summer.
 
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"It's a fantastic club to be part of at the moment and you can only see it getting better," the Welshman said.

"If you'd have said this before the start of my career I would probably have been in shock, I wouldn't have believed it."

Love the attitude. He's obviously not a big time Charlie with comments like that and it's a reminder of how young he is (seasoned pro's dont often come out with that kind of stuff) and has lots of time to get even better.
 

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If Pochettino did not think that Davies had the ability to play well in a number of different positions and formations, then Davies wouldn't be sat next to him signing a renewal. Pochettino prizes flexibility and the ability to be able to provide whatever the team demands over pretty much everything else. Eriksen can play in a front 3, a front 4 and, against the right opposition, a CM2. Alli is a midfielder who is currently operating as a second striker. Eric Dier is echoing the early career of Gary Mabbutt when it comes to taking on different positions across the defence. And that's why Davies is so valuable. He can play LCB in a three-man defence, LB in a flat-back four and, again, against the right opposition, LWB in a 3-4-3.

And if you don't think Davies is flexible and I'm pushing it a bit, then take a look at the photo on the Official Site. Rather than ruin the symmetry of the all-important Poch pose, our left back is signing his contract with his right hand. If he goes with his left, then he cuts across Poch, resplendent in his suit and tie combo, and that would never do. So he goes with his right and provides perfect balance to the composition in much the same way as his role is to provide balance in the team's formation. Now there's a young player who knows how to accommodate the needs of the manager and the team.

Well done, Ben.

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/new-contract-for-davies-090317/
 

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Reckon Poch is eyeing him for the LWB role as backup to Verts, don't think Wimmer will stick around personally.
 

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As long as he's been here, him and Rose have generally played 50% of the games each, and Poch quite obviously trusts him. At times, Davies have been the better of the two, while Rose obviously now have taken it to a whole other level.

And as I mentioned earlier in the thread, he's now at the same age Rose were when he signed his new deal before the 14/15 season, so let's just see if he can improve. He had a better season last year than he has had so far this season, but there should be no reason why he shouldn't be able to kick on.
 

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Wimmer is off.

That's what this says.

I still think we will buy a LWB with more athleticism and offensive potential. Wimmer will be off and we will replace him with more game time for CCV.

Davies will step in very well for Rose initially more or less depending on how well the new LWB settles in and then will also provide Vertonghen depth IMO.

Or maybe I know nothing and he'll start for us in 40 matches next year as we win the treble and he snags the Golden Boot, the Ballon d'Or, and PL POTY.
 
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Wimmer is off.

That's what this says.

I still think we will buy a LWB with more athleticism and offensive potential. Wimmer will be off and we will replace him with more game time for CCV.

Davies will step in very well for Rose initially more or less depending on how well the new LWB settles in and then will also provide Vertonghen depth IMO.

Or maybe I know nothing and he'll start for us in 40 matches next year as we win the treble and he snags the Golden Boot, the Ballon d'Or, and PL POTY.
I agree. Especially if we stick to the back 3, having Dier, Toby, Vert, Davies, CCV, Wanyama (if need be) as options is not too shabby. It would allow us to go all out for Sessegnon and slowly get him used to playing in a poch team.
 

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Doesn't sound like you support him at all tbh.

What better back up could we sign and who has a better back up than him in the EPL?

Spot on assessment, i am though most surprised Poch hasn't looked around at Barca or Madrid for a back up left back to Rose to be honest..........:cautious:
 
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If we're going to stay 3-4-3 I'd still like a more dynamic understudy for Rose.

We know that signing a new contract doesn't guarantee your long term future here, it's more Levy protecting their monetary value.

Name us one, just one (so that shouldn't be too hard). One who would willingly sit on the bench for say, thirty odd games each season? That "more dynamic" player that would look up and think that he would become first team choice at left back anytime in the next ten seasons. One who would play for a club as a sub that has won sod all since Leo Sayer was at number one in the vinyl record charts?

Easy peasy.

If Poch thought there was one out there Davies would be shipped out to Hull Tigers to join our retirement home for Spursy players.

We are very lucky that the player wants to stay with us, and those thinking he's not good enough are living in cloud cuckoo land, or are on weed, or both.
 

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Name us one, just one (so that shouldn't be too hard). One who would willingly sit on the bench for say, thirty odd games each season? That "more dynamic" player that would look up and think that he would become first team choice at left back anytime in the next ten seasons. One who would play for a club as a sub that has won sod all since Leo Sayer was at number one in the vinyl record charts?

Easy peasy.

If Poch thought there was one out there Davies would be shipped out to Hull Tigers to join our retirement home for Spursy players.

We are very lucky that the player wants to stay with us, and those thinking he's not good enough are living in cloud cuckoo land, or are on weed, or both.
I'm on Weed
 

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I wouldn't be surprised to see Ben Davies starting to get a few goals.

He has an incredibly powerful strike, and I think it's largely bad luck that he hasn't scored a few already. I can think of a few times where he's cut in from the left and unleashed a belter, only for the keeper to pull of an incredible save or for it to hit the woodwork.

If he keeps it up, a few will start doing in and we could be looking at a valuable 3 or 4 goals a season from left back.
 

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He's been getting much stick this season (quite a bit of it undeserved in my opinion), but this last two games, he's been looking like he did last season. Nullified Townsend on Wednesday, bossed Chamberlain yesterday, and played a very good attacking game. Love his spirit.
 

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He's been getting much stick this season (quite a bit of it undeserved in my opinion), but this last two games, he's been looking like he did last season. Nullified Townsend on Wednesday, bossed Chamberlain yesterday, and played a very good attacking game. Love his spirit.
Agree. I know Jan and Vic were both great yesterday, as were all the side. I voted him my MOTM though. Didn't think he was up to much tbh, but his ceiling and contribution just keep going up, game on game. Keep it quiet, but I'm actually starting to quite like him....:oops::eek:
 
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