Tottenham star Ben Davies riding the crest of a wave heading into Wales games | The Sun
BEN DAVIES wants to bring the feel-good factor of Tottenham being top of the Premier League into the Wales camp.
Ange Postecoglou’s men are above North London rivals Arsenal on goals scored after Spurs’ 1-0 win at Luton on Saturday.
Wales face Gibraltar in a friendly in Wrexham tomorrow before Sunday’s crunch Euro 2024 qualifier with World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in Cardiff.
Davies said: “Players want to be in winning teams and right now I’m lucky enough that I’m in a squad where we are picking up good results and doing well.
“It’s about bringing that intensity and enthusiasm and the stuff that is working into the training camp.
“Hopefully a good result against Gibraltar will give us confidence for the big game with Croatia.”
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Davies has taken over the Wales captaincy with regular skipper Aaron Ramsey ruled out for the rest of the qualifying campaign with a knee injury.
Brennan Johnson will also miss the Croatia clash due to a hamstring injury with Robert Page’s side needing a positive result to keep alive their automatic hopes of reaching the finals in Germany.
Davies, who also wore the Wales armband for the seventh time of his career in the goalless friendly with South Korea last month, added: “Aaron’s a great player and to be without him is definitely a blow.
“It gives the boys who have come in his absence before another chance to show what they can do and we’re excited for the games.
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“We believe in the younger player we’ve got and the players coming through and have come through in the last few years.
"You can call it a transitional period but I believe we’ve got players ready to go right now.
“Being captain is something I’m incredibly proud to do. I’ve always wanted to do.
"I’ve done it before but it’s nice going into the games knowing the situation we’re in. I’m ready for it.
”I’ve been seen as one of the leaders in the group for a while now, so it doesn’t feel too different.
"I’ll just be myself, stick to the values I’ve got, and hopefully get the boys going for the games.”
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