Ben Davies starred for Wales as Ryan Giggs’ side kept their faint hopes of qualification for Euro 2020 alive with a 1-1 draw against Croatia on Sunday night – and Tottenham fans have applauded their left-back’s display.
Davies, 26, is struggling to get a game at Tottenham this season with Danny Rose being preferred on the left side of Mauricio Pochettino’s defence. Indeed, Davies has managed just five appearances, two of which have come from the bench.
However, the former Swansea City left-back finally got some decent game time under his belt during the international break, completing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Slovakia before doing the same against Croatia on Sunday night.
Indeed, Davies laid on the assist for Gareth Bale’s goal to equalise, after former Everton man Nikola Vlasic had put Croatia 1-0 up with a fine first-time finish. Davies marauded forward from defence and laid on an excellent pass for Bale, who scored.
Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies on a mad one steps up and grabs the game by the scruff of the neck, great actual assist to set-up former Spurs attacker Gareth Bale to score for Wales.
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) October 13, 2019
Davies, who joined Tottenham in the summer of 2014 from Swansea for £10million (Telegraph) and has since clocked up 173 appearances for Spurs, is now set to report back to north London ahead of Saturday’s clash against Watford.
Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to Davies’ display with many applauding their defender for his committed approach, while others are revelling in the Tottenham connection – which saw Davies find former Spurs ace Bale for the goal.
Love everything about this 💙
— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) October 13, 2019
It will (well would) be great to see them playing together in January….
— Danny Lewis (@dannycrm) October 13, 2019
Ben Davies is a baller. Play him please.
— Will Leisey (@WLeisey) October 13, 2019
Ben, like to see you doing this for HK at Spurs.
— Denis Palgrave (@MoleinaRoomster) October 13, 2019
Ben Davies got a lovely assist last night #thfc
— archer (@archermonkeys) October 14, 2019
That was brilliant by Ben Davies for Wales 😍😍
— Carla (@CarlaTHFC) October 13, 2019