The defender was handed his Premiership chance ahainst Manchester United on Monday following injuries to Ledley King and Anthony Gardner and he didn't disappoint - showing the aerial ability everyone knew about and a calmness in possession as we built attacks from the back.
Calum was also a threat in United's penalty area alongside Michael Dawson late on as we tried everything to claw back a 2-1 deficit at the Lane but it wasn't to be.
First assistant coach Chris said: "Calum always trains well but wants to play games. If heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not figuring in the first team squad, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll want to play for the reserves and that stood him in good stead for the physical test but the emotional part is completely different.
"To come in for a first start at this stage of the season, at home against one of the best teams in the country, he coped really well.
"We werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t surprised by his performance and thought he did really well. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s down to the hard work he puts in and his willingness to want to play.
"Sometimes you feel sorry for lads when they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get an opportunity but there are only 11 places available. We said to all the lads that at the time you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel something will happen, it happens. You have to make sure you are prepared and Calum certainly was."
Chris Hughton admitted no-one was surprised that Calum Davenport performed so well up against Rooney and Van Nistelrooy in his first start for Spurs.