Deserves to stay: Ben Davies hailed by Tottenham fans

It might come as a surprise to learn that Ben Davies has actually made more than 160 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions.

That number is 163 to be precise, with 35 of those coming this season.

The 26-year-old has faced his fair share of criticism, but has been a key contributor to Tottenham since arriving from Swansea City in the summer of 2014.

It was actually Davies’ birthday on Wednesday, which led to a post from Tottenham’s official Twitter account.

As expected, the club’s supporters were on hand to comment on the Wales international and it would be fair to say that there was a hugely positive reaction.

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Social media is usually a good gauge when it comes to determining how the supporters feel about a particular player.

And Davies – despite facing previous criticism – certainly appears to be in the good books of the fans at the moment.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: