Ben Davies makes a rally cry to his Tottenham teammates to ‘withstand the pressure’ and turn their season around as he backs Jose Mourinho to bring Europa League glory
- Ben Davies says he and his Tottenham teammate ‘have to withstand the pressure’
- Spores have a gloomy shape, dropping them to ninth place in the table
- Jose Mourinho’s men are nine points behind the top four and are struggling
- Davies insists Spurs should leave their form behind and turn the season around
- Spurs will now focus on Europa League gold to seal Champions League football
Ben Davies says he and his Tottenham teammates must ‘withstand the pressure’ that is mounting on them.
Spurs have lost five of their last six league games and slid from the table to ninth, nine points from the top four.
The Europa League offers some short reprieve and Wolfsberger will host Spurs on Wednesday evening in the second leg of their last 32 game, 4-1 higher than the first game.
Ben Davies insists he and his Tottenham team-mate ‘have to withstand the pressure’
But the fate of Spurs in the Premier League remains in their minds and left-back Davies said: “ It’s clearly not how we wanted it to go at this stage of the season.
‘We did very well and it hasn’t gone the way we wanted now, but I think in football it can be difficult sometimes and you have difficult times.
‘We have to stand up as players, think about why things are going wrong and really stand up to the pressure.
“We know we know where we wanted to be and the results are not what we want, but now is the time to change that.”
Spurs have a somber shape that has seen them slide to ninth place in the table
Davies insists Spurs can still win Europa League and seal Champions League football that way
Asked if the Europa League is now the best hope for Spurs to qualify for the Champions League, Davies added: “ It’s a clear path for us, we want to win this competition and be seen [Jose Mourinho’s] pedigree and winning nature we want to win.
‘This is all a cup final for us. We have an edge in the game, but we can’t take it for granted, it’s going to be tough.
‘As far as the competition is concerned, it is a very strange season, teams are dropping points across the board.
‘We haven’t been in the best way, but we’re not a million miles from it and we’ve seen how things can change quickly.’