Connect with us

ARTICLES

“Tough game playing against him”- Tottenham Hotspur’s Ben Davies wary of this Sporting CP star

Published

on

Tottenham Hotspur’s Ben Davies says he is wary of Marcus Edwards threat ahead of Sporting CP tie

Marcus Edwards was brilliant for Sporting CP when Tottenham Hotspur faced them in the UEFA Champions League group stages earlier this season.

He had a dazzling solo run that required a smart save to deny Edwards a spectacular goal against his former club. The Primeira Liga club won 2-0 on that day courtesy of two late goals.

Edwards spent 12 years at Tottenham before leaving to join Vitoria Guimaraes on a free transfer in the summer of 2019. He only made one senior appearance for us during that time.

Edwards, now 23, is one of the most exciting players in the Portuguese top division. His dribbling ability and acceleration make him a very hard man for any defender to mark.

Davies is aware of that. The Wales international joined Spurs in the summer of 2014, when Edwards was with the youth ranks at Spurs. In fact, he was on the pitch for a few minutes with the English forward when he made his only appearance for the senior Tottenham side.

Ben Davies vs Marcus Edwards?

The two featured in our 5-0 EFL Cup win against Gillingham in September 2016. Davies is now set to face Edwards once again after doing so in the first group stage at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

He is wary of the threat he brings to the table. Speaking at a press conference before the game on Wednesday night in north London, Davies said (h/t Football.London):

“Marcus is a very good player. He’s very direct, he keeps control of the ball very well and he’s quick when he gets you in those situations. It’s going to be a tough game playing against him.”

“He’s got a bright future ahead of him. He’s shown he’s willing to go to somewhere where not a lot of young British have gone and worked hard. He’s reaping the rewards for it now.”

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Davies is right. There aren’t a lot of famous Englishman that have played in the Primeira Liga and perhaps Eric Dier and Edwards are the most famous of the lot. On Wednesday, let’s hope Davies and whoever plays as the left-wing-back, be it Ivan Perisic or Ryan Sessegnon, do well to minimize the threat from the Sporting winger.

Spurs Transfer News

McKennie joined Juventus last summer. McKennie joined Juventus last summer.
ARTICLES6 hours ago

Report: Tottenham ‘increasing contact with intermediaries’ to sign 24-year-old Serie A midfielder

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham increasing contacts to sign Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie Tottenham Hotspur are ‘increasing their contacts...

England's forward #09 Harry Kane applauds supporters at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images) England's forward #09 Harry Kane applauds supporters at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES7 hours ago

“I’m talking £50million”- Tottenham Hotspur told to sign Harry Kane successor

Frank McAvennie tells Tottenham Hotspur to sign another proven striker apart from Harry Kane Former West Ham United striker Frank...

Andreas Skov Olsen takes part in a training session with Denmark. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images) Andreas Skov Olsen takes part in a training session with Denmark. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES8 hours ago

Tottenham have ‘concrete interest’ in signing 22-year-old winger playing in 2022 World Cup

Tottenham Hotspur have ‘concrete interest’ in Denmark and Club Brugge’s Andreas Skov Olsen Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a close eye...

Brazil international Richarlison returns to Tottenham Hotspur training. Brazil international Richarlison returns to Tottenham Hotspur training.
ARTICLES11 hours ago

Transfer News: Real Madrid linked with a surprise move for 25-year-old Tottenham star

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Real Madrid linked with a surprise move for Spurs star Richarlison Real Madrid could make a...

ARTICLES12 hours ago

“Around the dressing room”- Tottenham Hotspur sent clear message on what to do with Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur sent clear message on what to do on-loan Napoli midfielder Tanguy Ndombele Former Tottenham Hotspur and England goalkeeper...

South Korea's midfielder #07 Son Heung-min takes part in a training session at Al Egla Training Site 5 in Doha on November 23, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Uruguay and South Korea South Korea's midfielder #07 Son Heung-min takes part in a training session at Al Egla Training Site 5 in Doha on November 23, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Uruguay and South Korea
ARTICLES16 hours ago

[Photo]: Awkward moment as Ghana coach takes selfie with crying Tottenham star Son Heung-min

Ghana coach tries taking a selfie with Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea star Son Heung-min In what was a bizarre...

Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig has been linked with a transfer move to Tottenham Hotspur. Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig has been linked with a transfer move to Tottenham Hotspur.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Report: Tottenham Hotspur could use ‘secret weapon’ to sign 20-year-old defender playing in 2022 World Cup

Tottenham Hotspur could use Croatia international Ivan Perisic to convince Josko Gvardiol According to Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb as quoted by...

England's forward #09 Harry Kane applauds supporters at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images) England's forward #09 Harry Kane applauds supporters at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

“The other big change”- Wayne Rooney urges to bench Tottenham Hotspur star against Wales

Wayne Rooney believes Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane must be rested for Wales clash Writing in his Sunday Times column...

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on October 29, 2022 in Bournemouth, England Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on October 29, 2022 in Bournemouth, England
ARTICLES1 day ago

“I saw something in him”- Ghana manager reveals how he discovered current Tottenham superstar

Ghana manager reveals influence on Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-Min’s career Speaking in an interview ahead of Ghana’s World Cup...

Jordan Pickford in action for England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Jordan Pickford in action for England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Chelsea linked with 28-year-old England international on Tottenham’s radar

Chelsa are in the fray for Tottenham Hotspur target and England international Jordan Pickford Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are both...