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Tottenham defender Ben Davies should remain left-back understudy

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Tottenham defender Ben Davies should remain left-back understudy

Ben Davies completed another decent campaign last year for Tottenham, where he stepped in when needed and did his role for the team.

The 26-year-old defender is never going to be a world beater and makes the odd mistake, but in general has the trust of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

He made 40 appearances across all competitions last season, but tended to miss out on the bigger games with teammate Danny Rose getting the nod.

Pochettino uses left-back Davies during the course of a long season and he should continue in the understudy role going into next campaign.

According to the Sun, Spurs are open to the idea of allowing Rose to exit this summer and are considering Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon as a £35million replacement.


That could leave the North London club in an awkward situation going into the next campaign.

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Rose’s potential exit would leave Spurs without their first-choice left-back and it seems unlikely that rising star Sessesgnon would be able to takeover straight away from him.

Davies would seem the natural fit to earn more minutes from Rose’s absence, but it would be a risky move.

He is a versatile ace that is a left-back by trade, but has looked more comfortable when slotting in at centre-back for Spurs and also his country.

The full-back isn’t blessed with the best pace and has found it difficult at times against top-class wingers in wide areas.

Pochettino should resist the temptation to bump Davies up the pecking order and should continue to use him in the same fashion.

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