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Ben's target

Posted on 2 June 2016  - 01:25

As the only one of our four senior full-backs yet to score a league goal for the Club, Ben Davies would love to get off the mark in 2016-17 – although he says he’s equally happy to leave that side of the game to Harry Kane!

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The 23-year-old left-back is currently preparing for Euro 2016 with the Wales national team having come to the end of his second season at Spurs.

He’s played 56 times for us in all competitions to date and over the course of 2015-16 he ventured forward on a number of occasions to support the attack, memorably going close to opening his goalscoring account in our colours with a 25-yard thunderbolt away at Everton that rattled the crossbar.

Naturally for someone in his position, Ben’s primary focus is on defending but, with fellow full-backs Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose all having hit the target in the Premier League over the last 10 months, the former Swansea City man says he’d be more than willing to get in on the goalscoring act himself next season if the moment presents itself.

Asked if he’s looking to add goals to his game, Ben smiled: “It would be nice! I’ve come close with a couple but it wasn’t quite meant to be last year.”

That said, with Harry top-scoring in the Premier League last season, the left-back – who netted three goals during his Swansea career, including one against Arsenal in September, 2013 – is hopeful that the England front man continues taking chances on behalf of the team moving forward.

“As a defender that’s all you can ask for – when a chance comes at the other end you want your strikers to put it away and make it easier for you and that’s what Harry’s done throughout the year,” he added.

“He’s been excellent and it’s always nice for the defence to have somebody who can finish out there.”

Ben is set to go head-to-head with Harry when Wales and England face each other at Euro 2016 on Thursday, June 16.