Davies targeting Tottenham place

Ben Davies wants to establish himself in the Tottenham Hotspur defence, Sky Sports reports, after finding himself in a similar situation to the beginning of his Swansea City career.

Davies left the Swans for Spurs over the summer, signing a five-year deal at White Hart Lane, but is competing with Danny Rose to be Mauricio Pochettino’s first-choice left-back. However, Davies says his experience of a comparable battle at the Liberty Stadium – with Neil Taylor – will stand him in good stead.

“I am constantly working as hard as I can to make that left-back spot my own. I did that at Swansea when Neil Taylor came back in and I’ve got to do it again now,” Davies admitted. “Of course, it’s a difficult situation because you want to play as many games as you can. But I’m working as hard as I can. Hopefully that time is not too far away.

“I have to be confident and believe I can do it. If you don’t believe in your own ability then there isn’t too much point in playing the game,” he continued. “I have to get my head down, work hard and every opportunity I get to go out on the field I have to show what I can do.”

Davies added that his ambitions aren’t limited to club football, with a regular role in the Wales side also on the agenda. “I’d like to hope I can cement a spot at both Spurs and in the Wales team. I’m still young, I’ve got time ahead of me and I’m sure every day I will improve,” he said.

“As a player, once you become comfortable in all aspects of life then sometimes it is time to look for the next challenge. That challenge is in front of me now. Hopefully I can make that spot my own in time to come.”

Davies came through the academy at Swansea, making 85 appearances for the club, scoring three goals and claiming the 2013 League Cup with a win over Bradford. He has 11 caps for Wales, making his debut in 2012.

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