Gareth Bale has been quoted by Tottenham News on Twitter as saying that Wales are lucky to have Tottenham Hotspur star Ben Davies, even before the left-back supplied an excellent assist against Croatia.
Davies, 26, took his tally to 49 Wales caps on Sunday afternoon as Ryan Giggs’ side earned a point against the World Cup finalists. Niko Vlasic opened the scoring for Croatia, but ex-Spurs ace Bale tucked home a tidy equaliser.
Former Swansea star Davies was crucial in engineering Wales’ equaliser. Driving forward from defence, Davies worked hard to win the ball before playing Bale in with an excellent weighted pass. The Real Madrid star did the rest.
Before the match, Bale was full of compliments for the Tottenham star, describing him as a “consistent performer” and that Wales were lucky to have a player of his talent and quality.
“Ben has been fantastic since he has come in, he has been a consistent performer,” said Bale. “He keeps improving every year and we are lucky to have him in the squad with us.”
TBR’s view – Is Davies underappreciated at Tottenham?
This season, the £60,000-a-week defender (Spotrac) has only been afforded five appearances for Spurs this season – starting only three matches. Danny Rose continues to be first choice under Mauricio Pochettino.
But Davies’ performance for Wales – and indeed Rose’s lacklustre effort for England – should be considered by Pochettino. So much so, that Davies should get a start against Watford on Saturday. Pochettino should listen to Bale.