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Ben Davies must do what Jan Vertonghen couldn’t and contain Adama Traore

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Ben Davies must do what Jan Vertonghen couldn’t and contain Adama Traore

Tottenham Hotspur take on Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, and Jose Mourinho’s side are aiming to do the double over the Black Country club.

Spurs, beaten last weekend by Chelsea, ran out 2-1 winners at Molineux back in December courtesy of a last-gasp winner from Jan Vertonghen.

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The Belgian got the last laugh that afternoon having been given the runaround by winger Adama Traore, who was Wolves’ scorer.

Vertonghen has had to make do with a role on the bench in recent weeks, with Japhet Tanganga being preferred before the return of Ben Davies earlier this month.


Davies is highly likely to start on Sunday, and there is one thing he absolutely must do that Vertonghen categorically did not in the reverse fixture – contain the nightmare Traore.

TBR’s view – Davies must win key battle

Spurs came away with all three points at Molineux, but they could easily have lost that game and Traore was a complete menace all afternoon.

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All three of the Spaniard’s efforts hit the target, he delivered more open-play crosses than anyone else and won more duels than anyone else according to BBC Sport.

Vertonghen couldn’t live with the 24-year-old’s pace and power, and Davies simply must keep him in check this time, or Spurs might not get so lucky this time if he’s in the same kind of mood.

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