'Woop woop', 'Great news' - Tottenham fans react to huge injury boost ahead of clash v West Ham
By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight that Ben Davies is set to return for their Premier League clash against West Ham this weekend.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed at his weekly media briefing on Thursday afternoon that the left-back is “ready to play” at the London Stadium, as quoted by the personal Twitter account of freelance Spurs journalist Ben Pearce.
#thfc Mauricio Pochettino says Ben Davies is ready to play against West Ham.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) September 21, 2017
Spurs fans are delighted at the return of Davies after he missed the last two Tottenham matches with an ankle injury sustained in the Champions League triumph over Borussia Dortmund.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
UNLEASH GENTLE BEN.
— David Harley (@Dharley_1984) September 21, 2017
— Mark Edworthy (@Buffrey007) September 21, 2017
Thank god for that ????
— ✨Soph ???? (@Vyeper97) September 21, 2017
— Marijuan م (@Mf4z) September 21, 2017
— Joe Hollenbach (@JoeHollenbach) September 21, 2017
Great news. Under rated and missed when not available
— Brigante (@BriganteBand) September 21, 2017
The Wales international, 24, was an unused substitute in last weekend’s goalless draw against Swansea and was not in the squad for the midweek League Cup win against Championship side Barnsley.
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With senior left-back Danny Rose still sidelined with the knee injury that has sidelined him since January, Pochettino asked Son Heung-Min to fill in at left-back against Swansea and young full-back Kyle Walker-Peters deputised against Barnsley.
But the return of Davies will be regarded as a major boost in the light of the consistency of his performances since Rose’s injury.
Pochettino spoke warmly of the former Swansea player in the wake of his excellent display during Spurs’ 3-0 win at Everton 12 days ago.
In other Tottenham team news, a Sky pundit has claimed that Spurs’ players didn’t want to pass to one teammate during their draw against Swansea.