Disallowed goal immaterial for Ben in the end
21 September 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Ben Davies was in philosophical mood after being denied his first Spurs goal by an off-side flag on Sunday.
The Welsh international got forward from left-back and nodded into the net after an aerial scramble in the six yard box during the second half of our 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.
Reflecting on the incident, the well-spoken defender admitted it would have been nice to get on the scoresheet but said he was more concerned with keeping Alan Pardew’s men out at the other end over the course of the game.
Great win today, important 3 points. Fantastic support from the fans, got us over the line in the end!!! #COYS— Ben Davies (@Ben_Davies33) September 20, 2015
“I think I got a bit excited getting in the box to start with!” he joked. “The ball fell kindly for me and it wasn’t a bad finish, but it wasn’t to be in the end.
“If you do get into the box as a defender then it’s a bonus if you can pick up a goal here or there, but I think defending is the primary focus for me and I’m glad we kept a clean sheet today.”
Heung-Min Son struck soon after Ben’s disallowed goal to give us the lead, with the 22-year-old left-back praising the whole team for their character as we made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League following last weekend’s triumph at Sunderland.
“It was a bit of a battle at times,” he said. “When you don’t take your opportunities when you’re on top of the game early on, it does get tough, but today we really showed great team spirit and worked as a unit to get the win.”