Tottenham defender Ben Davies is likely to miss the rest of the season because of injury, Ryan Mason has revealed.
Davies has missed the last few weeks of action because of a calf problem and is now set to sit out Spurs’ final three games of the Premier League campaign.
His absence will obviously lead to doubts about his availability for Wales at this summer European Championships.
But in his press conference on Friday, Mason only spoke about Davies’ chances of playing for Spurs again this season – concluding that those chances are slim.
“Ben is the only one who hasn’t trained,” said Tottenham’s interim head coach (via Football London). “He still hasn’t trained. To be honest, I’ll be surprised if he’s in contention for any of our three remaining fixtures but everyone else has trained this week.”
When Jose Mourinho was still in charge, Davies was rotated with Sergio at Reguilon, but the Spaniard has been a regular starter since Davies’ injury.
Despite some shaky defensive moments in recent games, Reguilon has shown enough to be Tottenham’s first-choice left-back ahead of Davies next season.
But of course, that decision depends on the new manager’s preference.
If the new boss plays a back three, perhaps Davies will start as a left-sided centre-back, as he often does for Wales.