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Tottenham fullback Davies happy with new role under Conte

Tottenham fullback Ben Davies says he's enjoyed playing in a back three under manager Antonio Conte.

While it is not quite a new position for the defender, having earned 27 of his 69 Wales caps to date performing the same role, he had only played there seven times in a Spurs shirt prior to Conte's arrival.

“It's somewhere I really enjoy playing," he admitted to the Spurs website. “Having played there for Wales, when the manager was coming in, and having seen him play that system previously, I was very hopeful that I could do a job in that position for him.

“I think that position probably gets the best out of me with my best attributes. In that position, I feel like I can defend pretty well, be solid and read the game well. And I'm not necessarily expected to go and beat people one-v-one, which is probably not the strongest part of my game. I prefer to be able to see the game, pass the ball and make better runs, and so I think it suits me well.

“Antonio's probably seen a lot of football, seen me play in that position for the national team and so was aware that I could play there. I've now played there in the first few games, but I haven't played that role a lot in my career, so now I need to just keep picking up little things here and there to get a bit more used to it and a bit more comfortable with it. I'm feeling good in that position though."


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