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Ben Davies silences some Tottenham doubters with Borussia Dortmund performance

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Ben Davies silences some Tottenham doubters with Borussia Dortmund performance

Tottenham secured a famous 1-0 away win against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, which secured them safe passage to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Harry Kane’s second-half goal for Spurs killed off the European tie after the English team had won the first leg 3-0 at Wembley.

There were some eyebrows raised when Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up revealed Ben Davies starting ahead of Danny Rose.

But the 25-year-old was diligent with his defending and certainly embarrassed any doubters.


Davies slotted into the team at left-back and was part of a formidable backline that put everything on their line to keep a clean sheet against a fluent Dortmund.

The full-back’s biggest prize may have been pocketing English wonderkid Jason Sancho, while he also made a great last-ditch tackle to save his side in the first period.

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Davies was switched on defensively all night just like his teammates and it was one of his best performances of the season.

The Wales internatonal doesn’t have the attacking qualities of teammate Rose and has struggled for consistency this campaign, but he did the ugly work brilliantly against Dortmund.

Davies, who earns £60,000-a-week (Spotrac), certainly proved he’s capable of doing a job for Pochettino’s side on the biggest stage and is an important member of the senior squad.

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