Ben Davies has described Tottenham’s start to the season as stressful – and reiterated that the players are doing everything to find their form.
Spurs are currently 11th in the Premier League after winning just three of their opening ten matches and have slipped into bottom-half of the table since the beginning of the 2015/2016 campaign after their defeat at Liverpool last time out.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men returned to winning ways in the Champions League and remain on course to reach the knockouts for a third consecutive season, although they were humiliated by Bayern Munich earlier this month – conceding seven goals at home for the first time in the club’s history.
Tottenham were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League One Colchester United, a game that Davies started and apologised to the supporters for the result.
“It’s painful times. We want to be in and around the top-four, every season, winning games on a regular basis,” the Welshman said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“It’s stressful, it’s tough, but we’re a professional group and we have got really good lads and the players are willing to put 100 percent effort in every day to try and get back to winning ways.
“This is our first extended run where it has been a bit tough for five odd years. It is obviously tough in the dressing room when you expect to be going out there and putting in – pretty much when we look back is perfect performances back then, so it’s very disappointing when things don’t seem to click, but in football sometimes you have to take the ups and the downs and maybe not too high when you are flying and when it’s down, it’s about getting back as a team, back as a group and getting back to basics.”
With Danny Rose suspended, Davies is in line to make just his second Premier League start of the season against Everton on Sunday and the full-back is targeting maximum points at Goodison Park.
“The group is fired up. The group just want to win games, we are a determined group. We need to put things right on Sunday.”