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Five questions for summer - Ben Davies

Posted on 20 June 2015  - 13:01

Our ‘Five questions for summer’ feature continues today with left-back Ben Davies.

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Currently recuperating from a shoulder injury, Ben Davies is hoping to “kick on” in 2015-16 after a solid first season at White Hart Lane.

A summer 2014 arrival from boyhood club Swansea City, the Welsh international made his Spurs debut in the first leg of our Europa League play-off round clash with AEL Limassol in Cyprus back in August.

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His Spurs Premier League bow followed a couple of weeks later as he entered the fray as a substitute for Danny Rose in a 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool – and since then he’s enjoyed a healthy duel with Danny for the left-back berth.

Having held the spot for a number of matches in the Premier League in November and December, he was a key figure in our cup competition exploits at the start of 2015 before returning to the domestic scene in March and April.

Sadly, though, his campaign came to a shuddering halt when he picked up a shoulder injury in our 2-2 draw at Southampton on April 25 – ruling him out for the remainder of the season.

Currently working hard to return to fitness, the 22-year-old is eager to get back into action and help us compete in the new term...

Thoughts on the season overall?
I think we’ve done well and we’ve laid a platform to kick on again next season. We’ve had some ups and downs but there are lots of good points to take into 2015-16.

Your personal highlight of the season?
Beating Swansea at the Liberty in December was the one for me. That was a massive game for me and it was nice to set up the winning goal as well. I had so many friends in the stadium that day! It was a strange occasion and I know if we’d lost that day I’d have got a lot of stick for it from my friends. It was nice to get one over on them!

Plans for the summer?
Well, it would have been going on the post-season tour, hopefully joining up with Wales and then going away on holiday but my shoulder injury has put an end to all that. Now I’m basically working hard through the summer to get back to fitness.

Thoughts on pre-season?
Nervous. We always know how hard it will be but I’ve got an early pre-season this year because of the work I’m doing to recover, so it’s not really the same this time for me!

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Hopes for next season?
First of all I want to be fit and playing regularly. If I can do that, hopefully I’ll also improve as a player and really kick on.

Check out DeAndre Yedlin’s answers to ‘Five questions for summer’ from Friday and don’t miss the next instalment of the series with Ryan Mason on Monday...