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Frank McAvennie believes Ben Davies is an important player for Tottenham Hotspur

Former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie believes that Wales international Ben Davies is an important player for Tottenham Hotspur.

Davies, who joined the north London side in 2014 from Swansea has established himself in the team and become a regular for both club and country.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker gave his claim on the importance of the 29-year-old. He highlighted his importance, even if the former Swansea City man isn’t getting praise for it every week.

“Antonio Conte starts him every week so there must be something there. He always looks good when I have seen him even if he isn’t getting man of the match every weekend.”

“He will be an idol to the kids breaking into the team and he will help new players feel at home. Having someone like that at the club is absolutely priceless.”

“They need to on some players on in January but Davies won’t be one of them. He is so important. He’s having a decent World Cup too which is nice to see although I think he will be back with Tottenham pretty soon.”

There is no doubt about the importance of the defender. A trusted player for Antonio Conte, the 29-year-old has featured in 17 games so far for the club in all competitions.

He could be considered a role model for the younger defenders at the club. The player has been phenomenal for us at the back, and it will be really surprising if Spurs entertain any offer for him in January.

Davies has started in both games for his country at the World Cup, with the latest being a 2-0 defeat to Iran. His country will need to defeat England by four or more goals in their next match to secure qualification to the next round.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies in action against Manchester United. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies in action against Manchester United. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Qualification to the next round is looking highly unlikely for Wales this year. Davies is expected to start again on Tuesday in what could be his final game in this edition of the prestigious tournament.

The only silver lining to that will be that he will be back a bit earlier and recover in time to be fully match-fit for when club football resumes. Then again, we would love to see him and Joe Rodon in the knockout rounds as well.

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A win against England and Iran drawing against the USA would do the trick for the Welsh.

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