Tottenham Disappointed but Undeterred According to Davies

Tottenham, Jose Mourinho, Ben Davies (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Tottenham, Jose Mourinho, Ben Davies (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Tottenham Hotspur lost a game last night to Liverpool, but it was not the season, as Spurs are disappointed, but not about to change from one defeat.

It is amazing how much perspective can change in just 24 hours. One day a team is top of the League and in the title conversation, then the next they are out of first place and all is lost. However, all is not lost if you are Tottenham Hotspur, as the team have a plan and approach that is bigger than one game. A point Ben Davies reiterated after the match.

Tough to Lose for Tottenham

Asked about how it is to lose at the death, Davies was quite straightforward. The Welsh defender said, “Yea it’s tough to take. We came in here with a plan, we had few good chances that in the last few matches have gone in for us that tonight didn’t quite have that bit of luck”. Sometimes a bit of luck is what a team needs. For Spurs fans it must feel like Liverpool have had their fair share with all the fluky goals and penalties – including a dubious one in the opening minutes of the Champions League final.

However, it is important to remember that Liverpool had their string of bad luck too. Before the current team found such success, Reds had come close and if not for an unlucky slip may have one a title before Steven Gerrard retired. Sometimes luck is on your side and sometimes it is not. Unfortunately for Tottenham, they did not have the luck on Wednesday and as such “got stung by two disappointing goals” according to Davies.

Disappointed but a Lot of Season Left

What made the defeat particularly tough to swallow was the nature of the defeat, with a couple lucky goals against after a great game of defending. Davies said, “Yea, it was a tough game there was a lot of defending to be done, every man in the park had to do it, but we put a lot of effort in unfortunately tonight it didn’t go our way”.

Did not go our way is an apt description and good to hear. We do not hear people questioning the tactics or approach, rather the disappointment in the outcome. It is clear Spurs came to win and had a real chance to do so.

Davies described, “the mindset we had is we are coming here to win I said earlier we had some very good chances, first to get us back in the game, but we also a couple at the start of the second half”. It were those misses at the start of the second half that really cost Spurs as they “could have gone a couple goals up even”.

Ultimately it was missing those chances that was most difficult to accept, as Davies said, “it’s tough to take, but it’s a long season and we have a long time to get it right”. And while “everybody’s pretty down, pretty disappointed but we’re a mature enough group to know what’s needed to be shown in the next game”.

With a match against Leicester – who are having their own issues now – on the table, there is no time to feel sorry for oneself or bad about the result, as that just leads to more poor results. Instead, it is forward and on to another “tough, tough game” as described by Davies.

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