Paul Robinson says that Ben Davies’ major injury setback is a “huge blow” for both the player and Tottenham.
The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Welsh international looked to be Jose Mourinho’s first-choice left-back ahead of Danny Rose.
The Lilywhites have confirmed that Davies picked up ligament damage in his ankle in the 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday afternoon, the club revealing they are considering whether surgery will be required.
Following ongoing examination and assessment over the past few days, we can confirm that @Ben_Davies33 sustained ligament damage to his left ankle during Saturday's win against West Ham. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 27, 2019
Robinson says that he thinks Davies was set for a run of starts following Mourinho’s appointment as manager and that his layoff is a serious blow for everyone.
Robinson told Football Insider: “It’s a huge blow for him, they’re vying for the left-back slot and Davies looked like he got the nod in the first game.
“With a new manager coming in, you want to play every week, you want to impress him and you want to keep a hold of it. As Mourinho showed on Tuesday, he picked his first team on Saturday and the only change to the team was Ben Davies because of injury.
“He clearly liked what he saw on Saturday and it’s a big blow for Ben Davies because I believe the team would have been the same if he had remained fit.”
Davies played eight times under former manager Mauricio Pochettino this season, including starts in the Argentine’s last two Premier League games in charge.
He has 177 appearances under his belt for the north Londoners, as well as 48 caps for Wales.
In other Tottenham news, Football Insider can reveal the club are in advanced talks over a new contract deal.