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​Tottenham left-back Davies defends Nuno decision against Vitesse

Tottenham defender Ben Davies defended manager Nuno Espirito Santo after a 1-0 defeat to Vitesse in the Netherlands in the Europa League group stages.

Spurs are now in serious danger of not qualifying for the knockout rounds, after fielding an entirely different side to the one that beat Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday.

Davies believes whoever was picked to play against Vitesse was good enough to get the job done.

Talking to BT Sport following the defeat, he said: "This is football. It's a squad game now.

"Everyone knows how many players you need in a squad to compete on all fronts. We're still representing Tottenham Hotspur no matter the competition so as players, I don't think there's any doubt about our commitment tonight.

"Most of the boys tonight needed minutes and tonight was a good opportunity to get them. We have to take it as that. The result wasn't what we wanted but we go again."

He continued: "Very tough game for us. Tough atmosphere to play in. I don't think we really gave the best account of ourselves.

"I think the effort was there but it was a shame the way the game ended really.

"It's tough. The boys aren't playing all the time. We want to give the best account of ourselves when we get the chance, tonight it was difficult to do that and we've left it tough now for the rest of the group."


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