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6th Oct, 2016 | 7:57am

Ben Davies reveals how Tottenham are driven by heartache

By Dominic Toner

Ben Davies has revealed that Tottenham are driven to succeed and avoid a repeat of last season’s Premier League heartache.

Spurs contested with eventual champions Leicester for the league title last year but fell away in the closing stages, with London rivals Chelsea delivering the killer blow through Eden Hazard.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have recovered over the summer and look serious title contenders once again.

Spurs comfortably beat league leaders Manchester City 2-0 last weekend, meaning they are the only unbeaten side left in the division.

Davies, 23, has explained that the squad are motivated to beat last season’s third place finish.

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“Last year it was so close but yet so far,” he told the Evening Standard. “All these things might not have too much relevance now but later down the line when we’ve had that experience before then we will not want to go through that again.”

Davies is an important member of the Spurs squad and is currently understudy to Danny Rose at left-back.

The Welshman has been called into action already this season when Rose picked up an injury, and looked impressive in his six appearances.

Davies was a starring member for the shock Wales team who reached the semi-finals at Euro 2016.

Spurs are competing on both European and domestic fronts this season but look set to challenge again in the Premier League.

They currently have the best defensive record this season, conceding just three goals from their opening seven games.

In other Tottenham tram news, Vincent Janssen has revealed how he will turn his form around at the club.