Tottenham Hotspur’s narrow 1-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium didn’t tell the whole story of the game.
The hosts certainly made it difficult for Spurs and although we bossed the greater possession, they had more chances overall and on target across the 90 minutes but simply put, we took our chance and they couldn’t best goalkeeper Hugo Lloris between the sticks.
It may have been an ugly win, but it’s always said the better teams have that knack so I’m not sure why Spur aren’t allowed to win in that manner?
Whilst some players impressed, a number definitely struggled on the day and yes, WhoScored rated left back Ben Davies in tenth position when it came to their player ratings and plenty were right in not thinking the 25-year-old Welshman had that great a game on the day.
Ben davies is bloody awful .#COYS
— kingisgod (@Kingisgod1) October 20, 2018
Ben Davies always worries me
— Lee Sadler (@Sads3110) October 20, 2018
The myth of Ben Davies as a top 6 caliber fullback
— James Epstein (@JamesEps) October 20, 2018
Ben Davies is such a squad player man. An Injured Rose is better.
— Nash (@DzNash) October 20, 2018
why does ben davies play for my club? no no hold on why does ben davies play professional football?
— sahil (@sahilyeah) October 20, 2018
@Leduc222 I loathe Ben Davies
— Ryan Jozwiak (@RJoz4) October 20, 2018
Davies and sissoko arent good enough for the premier league full stop https://t.co/wyUkYTv3fw
— COYSLIFE (@coyslife) October 20, 2018
But Spurs have a few players who are incredibly easy go-to’s for vitriol on social media and Davies is taking a star role amongst that group in the season of 2018/19.
The semi-ironic thing is Danny Rose always seems to play better for some when he’s not on the pitch, as for the social media crowd he’s also a go-to player for criticism when he gets a game.
I’d have thought people would’ve just celebrated the victory over the Hammers myself.