Tottenham Hotspur managed to secure all three points against Aston Villa on Sunday but they had to dig deep to secure a vital win in the race for Champions League qualification.
It was Heung-Min Son’s late strike that secured Jose Mourinho’s side all three points as the club extended their unbeaten run to seven across all competitions.
While a handful of individuals were worthy of being singled out for individual praise, Ben Davies was one man who particularly impressed
The 26-year-old defender has been injured since November and did extremely well upon his return.
Many of the fans were quick to recognise his contribution despite being out for so long.
Well played Ben Davies out since November, comes back and drops an 8/10 performance.
— Martyn Jones (@HmMartyn) February 16, 2020
And the compliments were flying in from all sides as many supporters raved about his display, calling him a baller and spectacular in the process.
Davies won six aerial duels, registered six tackles and two interceptions, definitely making his mark on the pitch throughout the game.
Ben Davies was spectacular today
— Steel City Spurs (@steelcityspurs) February 16, 2020
– Ben Davies is an absolute baller
— Ëthãń (@EthanTHFC__) February 16, 2020
If you don’t rate Ben Davies, then you should questioning your football iq https://t.co/DtEzC1tFsy
— Suryo (@jippooo) February 17, 2020
One fan even said that Davies is a far better defender than Danny Rose, who’s out on loan at Newcastle at the moment, while one other emphasised how brave he is marshalling that backline of Spurs.
Did a lot of good things today bar the finishing. Keep making those runs and the goals will come. Amazing this weekend of all weekends there are still keyboard hater trolls quick to criticise. And yes, good to see Ben Davies back – a far better defender than Rose.
— nick andrews (@nickandrews11) February 16, 2020
he was massive today. He is not shy of a tackle. I think attackers think twice about putting a foot in when he commits
— FPL Cheater (@OutdoorRc) February 16, 2020
There was also one Wales fan who believes that Spurs’ defender is the most underrated player in the entirety of the Premier League, without any question.
Ben Davies is the most underrated player in the Prem, no question.
— eh? (@GasteIum) February 16, 2020
Finally, one fan concluded by stating Davies was a game changing presence.
Ben Davies changed the game for us
— Simon Milner (@Mil_THFC) February 16, 2020