Having come in for Danny Rose, Ben Davies had a rare chance to impress in the Premier League against Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
The Wales international was thrust into the spotlight against the Seagulls by Mauricio Pochettino, as the Tottenham boss looked to shake things up after the Champions League humiliation to Bayern Munich in mid-week.
Unfortunately for both Davies and Spurs however, his performance didn’t vindicate his manager’s trust. As per Sofascore, the 26-year-old lost possession 17 times (the second-most of any Tottenham player on the pitch) and was given a torrid afternoon by the Brighton front-line.
After seeing the Welshman’s display, Spurs fans flooded to Twitter to voice their thoughts about the full-back.
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Many supporters of the north London side slammed his defensive reading of the game, with one fan in particular suggesting he was “asleep as usual”.
Some Lilywhites fans insisted Davies got “absolutely owned” by the home side’s attack, whilst another supporter revealed the 26-year-old is “one of the worst players to wear the Spurs shirt”.
Check out some of the reaction of Tottenham fans below:
Davies and Vertonghen asleep as usual
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) 5 October 2019
Talk to me about Ben Davies and what a solid defender he is
— db thfc (@db_thfc) 5 October 2019
Ben Davies is one of the worst players to wear the Spurs shirt
— Joe (@JblincoTHFC) 5 October 2019
— Adam Daniels (@DanielA50231990) 5 October 2019
— Robert Titchmarsh (@BobenhamHotspur) 5 October 2019
Would have rather played Dier as a right back then Sissoko moved out position too many changes especially to arguably our most in form player atm, Davies is poor so many things wrong…Can’t see levy allowing Poch to sort this problem #THFC
— Ricky-lee (@rickylee_10) 5 October 2019
Regardless of what Hugo did why was Ben Davies not following in their forward. Pathetic defending
— Dan (@Daniely79) October 5, 2019