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So near yet so far for Ben

04 January 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

Ben Davies rattled the crossbar and then rolled his eyes at Everton.

The full-back was a fraction away from opening his Spurs account as we dominated the first half at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Ben’s thunderbolt typified that first half – so near, yet so far.

Found in space from a corner by Christian Eriksen, the Wales international let fly from 25 yards only to see his effort smack the underside of the crossbar.

After racking up 13 attempts on goal in 65 per cent possession, we finally levelled through Dele Alli in added time in the first half.

The second half was a similar story until the home side turned up the heat in the final 15 minutes and forced Hugo Lloris into a couple of saves.

However, Ben echoed the feeling of the dressing room after the game, the win that got away.

“The performance was good, we had a game plan, it worked in the first half and we were unlucky not to score a few more goals and kill it off,” he reflected. “We were caught by a sucker punch goal and no surprise it was Aaron Lennon on the end of it!

“The first half was excellent. We knew exactly what we were doing and how we wanted to play.

“That’s the way we have to go forward, our mentality was spot on and we have to come to places like Everton looking to pick up three points, not settling for a point and that’s why we’re all disappointed.”

As for his strike, Ben was again left wondering what might have been…

“Everton gave me a bit of time on the edge of the box and it was a nice strike, I thought it was in all the way to be honest, but it was unlucky again!

“That’s two crossbars hit this season! Hopefully a goal will come sooner rather than later!”