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‘Incredible’: Eric Dier left amazed by what 29-year-old Tottenham man did in the final moments against Marseille
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‘Incredible’: Eric Dier left amazed by what 29-year-old Tottenham man did in the final moments against Marseille

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has told the club’s official website that he was amazed by what Ben Davies did in the final moments of the game against Marseille. 

Spurs got off to a winning start in their Champions League campaign after a 2-0 victory over Igor Tudor’s men last night. 

Richarlison stole the show with a brace in the last 15 minutes of the game. But it wasn’t all plain-sailing for Conte’s men. 

The North London side got off to a poor start in the first-half and created very little. 

Spurs did come out stronger in the second-half and pressed their advantage after Heung-Min Son forced Chancel Mbemba into a red-card challenge. 

Dier and the Spurs defence looked to be cruising until the final moments of the game when Marseille nearly scored. 

And the 28-year-old has praised Davies for an heroic block with his head. 

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Dier left amazed by what Davies did 

Dier spoke to Spurs Play after the Champions League game and was asked about three headers in the fixture

The first two obviously being Richarlison’s headed goals. But he was also asked about Davies’ block with his head. 

The Welshman initially gave the ball away in the final minute of the game and Marseille looked to have a clear sight on goal. 

The 29-year-old had even lost his balance but performed a crucial block with his head to deny the French side a consolation goal. 

And Dier has praised Davies for the last-gasp piece of defending after his error. 

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“Ben Davies [laughs]. Yeah obviously to keep hold of that clean sheet, it would’ve been disappointing to have lost it there at the end. 

“But yeah he did fantastically well. I think he’s lost his footing and then gone with his head. 

“Incredible piece of defending.” 

Davies has found himself out of the side in the last two games as Conte has given Clement Lenglet the nod. 

The Wales international will be hoping to force his way back into Conte’s eleven. And defending such as that will certainly help his cause, even if he did initially give the ball away. 

Spurs travel to Manchester City on Saturday and it will be interesting to see who’s given the nod out of Davies and Lenglet for the left-sided centre-back role. 

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