Ben Davies admits disappointment after Stoke draw

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies admits he sympathises with the club's supporters after the disappointing 2-2 draw against Stoke City on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side threw away a two-goal advantage after Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli put the hosts in-front. Marko Arnautovic pulled the first one back back from the penalty spot after Toby Alderweireld brought down Joselu, before Mame Diouf headed home from close range to salvage a point for Mark Hughes' side.

Davies struggles to highlight one thing that cost Spurs the points in the final 12 minutes at White Hart Lane, but believes that maintaining concentration throughout a match is crucial. A loss of focus may have been to blame.


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“I can imagine how aggrieved the fans are because as players I know how disappointed we are that we let all our good work earlier in the game go to waste and ended up with a 2-2 draw,” Davies told the official Spurs website.

“It’s hard to pinpoint why things happened like they did. Perhaps when we’re not on top we need to be switched on enough to turn things around. Those are the moments where we have to perform and not lose focus.”

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Bouncing back 

Davies was enjoying a solid individual outing for 75 minutes in north London, providing the assist for Chadli's volley and generally offering a threat for Spurs moving forward on the left flank.

However, the former Swansea starlet is unable to take much positive away from his performance after throwing away two points, with Tottenham now looking to bounce back when they travel to Leicester on Saturday.

“It’s part and parcel of what you have to do as a modern full-back now,” he added.

“You’ve got to be solid defensively and be able to contribute going forward as well, so I was pleased that I managed to get an assist, although obviously we’re coming away feeling disappointed that we couldn’t take all three points.”

After the trip to the Walkers Stadium next weekend, Spurs end the month with the visit of Everton before traveling to face Sunderland after the international break.

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