Tottenham 23-year-old admits he is not playing in his natural position
By Amir Mir
Ben Davies has admitted that playing in a left wing-back role for Tottenham has not always been his most natural position.
The 23-year-old has been used in that role by Mauricio Pochettino this season and has been more of a regular feature in recent weeks because of the injury to first teamer Danny Rose.
Pochettino has favoured playing three at the back added with two wing backs on a number of occasions this term, with Davies’ international manager also following suit.
Wales boss Chris Coleman has opted to used Davies as one of the three players at the back, rather than playing him as a wing-back with Aston Villa’s Neil Taylor occupying that position.
Davies has produced mixed performances during this campaign and when asked if he is now at his best, this was his response.
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“Possibly. It’s not a position that I would say I’ve always been more natural in,” Davies told the Daily Star.
“I’ve played in a three with Wales and then wing-back at Spurs and I’m probably more comfortable playing in the inside three.
“But if the manager wants me to play there, I’ll do a job wherever. I think I’ve put a decent shift in.”
Over the course of the season, Davies has played 24 games in all competitions for his side, starting 20 of those matches.
Since late January he has played six consecutive Premier League games, providing one assist and helping his team secure three clean sheets.
The Welshman is set to take to the field once again, this time at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon when Spurs take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
Dropped points at the weekend could result in the London-based club losing second spot in the table.
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