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Ben ready for tough matches ahead

Posted on 15 October 2014  - 14:55

Ben Davies arrived back at the Club with a smile on his face following Wales’ table-topping endeavours in the Euro 2016 qualifiers before quickly turning his attentions to the vital games we’re set to face in the next month.

Ben in Spurs action last monthOn duty for Wales against Bosnia-Herzegovina

With two games a week in three different competitions between now and the next international break in November, it promises to be a demanding period for us.

It all gets underway with one of the toughest games of the Premier League season – away at Manchester City – on Saturday lunchtime, before we take on Europa League Group C leaders Asteras Tripolis looking for our first victory at that stage of the competition next Thursday.

Ben, who helped Wales keep a clean sheet against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday and was on the bench as his nation beat Cyprus 2-1 on Monday – results that took them to the top of the Group B standings in Euro 2016 qualifying, isn’t underestimating the challenges ahead.

“I’m very happy with how it’s gone with Wales over the last couple of weeks – we’re top of the group and unbeaten so far, so we’re delighted as a group,” said the 21-year-old, named as Welsh Young Player of the Year by the FA of Wales last week.

“We had a tough match against Bosnia who I think came expecting a victory against us but we had the better chances and could really have snatched the game, so overall it was a successful campaign.

“But it’s quickly back down to business here at Spurs and the standard of the games we’ve got coming up now – they’re going to be tough but they’re matches we’re ready for as a squad.”