Tottenham defender Ben Davies is determined to nail down a regular start.
He has had to be patient in his pursuit of competitive minutes in north London, with Danny Rose currently first-choice in his chosen position.
Davies said: "I am constantly working as hard as I can to make that left-back spot my own.
"I did that at Swansea when Neil Taylor came back in and I've got to do it again now.
"Of course, it's a difficult situation because you want to play as many games as you can. But I'm working as hard as I can. Hopefully that time is not too far away.
"I have to be confident and believe I can do it. If you don't believe in your own ability then there isn't too much point in playing the game.
"I have to get my head down, work hard and every opportunity I get to go out on the field I have to show what I can do.
"I'd like to hope I can cement a spot at both Spurs and in the Wales team. I'm still young, I've got time ahead of me and I'm sure every day I will improve.
"As a player, once you become comfortable in all aspects of life then sometimes it is time to look for the next challenge.
"That challenge is in front of me now. Hopefully I can make that spot my own in time to come."
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