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“Of course it’s in the back of your mind”- Tottenham defender answers if he is already thinking about the World Cup

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Ben Davies says he is focused on Tottenham Hotspur despite nearing World Cup dream

Ben Davies says that while he is thinking about the FIFA World Cup in Qatar next month, his current focus remains on helping Tottenham Hotspur finish the first half of the season in a strong manner.

Spurs are on the back of two demoralising league defeats – against Manchester United and Newcastle United – but have a chance to uplift their fans with a win against Sporting CP on Wednesday night.

Beating the Portuguese side would give Spurs the cushion of not having to need a result against Olympique de Marseille on matchday 6. Speaking an interview (h/t the Independent), the former Swansea City left-back said:

“Of course it’s in the back of your mind but the focus is on the here and now. Every time you step on the pitch, your only focus is that game. The World Cup is still some time away. We’ve got an important run of games before then.”

Wales are set to appear at just their second-ever World Cup when they fly to Qatar in November. Their first participation came in 1958, and Davies is amongst the first in his generation who will represent his team at the grandest stage.

The players are only human. No one can blame them for trying to be extra cautious so they can realise their dream of playing for their country on the big stage.

Richarlison’s reaction when he came off with an injury in the win against Everton earlier this year is just a reminder of what representing your country at the World Cup means, and how it hurts when that opportunity is snatched away in such a manner.

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Fans know Davies. He’s not going to back out of a challenge or shy away from a tussle. He has been a brilliant soldier for the past eight or so years and we should be proud that he will represent Tottenham and Wales at the grandest stage in football this year.

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