[인터풋볼] Reporter Oh Jong-heon = Ben Davis is expected to miss up to six weeks with an injury.
Alesdair Gold, the Tottenham Hotspur correspondent for Football London, said: “Davis suffered a hamstring injury in the match against Southampton. Because of this, he will be out of action for four to six weeks. If it takes six weeks to recover. In that case, he may not be able to play even in the final game of the season.”
Davies joined Tottenham from Swansea City in the summer of 2014. He is already in his ninth year of his Tottenham career. In the 2017-18 season, he played in 29 English Premier League (EPL) games and showed good performance, recording 2 goals and 6 assists. But there were also negative reviews. Although he is a side defender, it has been pointed out that he is slow on his feet and lacks the ability to participate in attacks.
Because of this, the position was narrowed. When Sergio Reguilon joined, he was pushed as a bench member, and even Ryan Sessegnon was mentioned as a candidate for sale. An opportunity for a reversal came to Davis. Coach Antonio Conte, who took over midway through last season, started using Davis as a left centre-back while using a back three tactic.
Davies has easily adjusted to his new role. He already had experience playing in the Welsh national football team. Davies, who was in charge of the starting 3 back along with Christian Romero and Eric Dyer, digested 29 league games (28 starts, 1 substitute) last season. He also played in 25 EPL matches (21 starts, 4 substitutes) this season.
He competed with Clement Lenglet for the left centre-back position and occasionally covered the left wing-back position played by Ivan Perisic and Sessegnon. He played as a wingback in the two recent matches against Nottingham Forest and Southampton. Then he suffered an injury, and in fact it was difficult to return until the end of the season.
It is an emergency for Tottenham. Tottenham, which has been eliminated from the European Champions League, England FA Cup and League Cup, and has no bearing, is now a realistic top priority to finish fourth in the EPL. However, with Davis leaving, only Perisic can be used for now. It is fortunate that Sessegnon’s return is not far off.