‘Subbed at half-time’: National media react after £80k-a-week Spurs player’s international display last night

Wales’ victory over Gibraltar in a friendly match last night was led by Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies.

In light of his performance, Welsh media outlets have now responded to Rob Page’s decision to select a young team for Sunday’s crucial qualifier against Croatia.

In a short period of time, Ange Postecoglou has transformed Tottenham into one of the Premier League’s most thrilling teams.

However, he has significantly altered Spurs’ playing philosophy and roster of players in order to achieve this.

Many of the individuals on whom Antonio Conte placed a great deal of reliance have seen their responsibilities at the team shrink this year.

One of them is Ben Davies, who only appeared for 47 minutes in the Premier League this season after starting 26 league games last year.

Given Davies’ reduced position at Tottenham, it appears that Wales manager Rob Page gave him a chance to play against Gibraltar.

He’ll be happy with how he played last night at Wrexham, but he might have wished for more playing time.

Tottenham defender Davies features for Wales vs. Gibraltar

Wales Online gave the defender, who makes £80,000 a week, a seven out of ten for his performance and noted, “Had very little to do defensively, but took his goal extremely well, although he was undoubtedly given much too much time and space to head home. replaced at halftime.

Ange Postecoglou has commended Davies for his work ethic in training despite the fact that he has played so little this season.

The 30-year-old isn’t exactly a prolific player; he has now scored his country’s second international goal after 81 appearances.

Gibraltar won’t be the most difficult opponent for Wales, but having Davies in excellent shape despite his limited playing time at Tottenham will be essential.

He was a standout during the previous international break, but Brennan Johnson, a recent addition, is not present this time.

Two games into his Spurs career, the forward already had a knock, but he will still be a key player this year.

With the rise of Destiny Udogie and Micky Van de Ven, one Welsh star may soon be seen by Spurs supporters far less frequently.

Johnson appears determined to keep a Welsh player in the team moving forward, though.

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