Ben Davies welcomes Mauricio Pochettino extension

Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies has expressed his pleasure after Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year deal with the north London club. The Argentine’s future had been rated doubtful following Spurs’ failure to win a trophy last season but he has now extended his stay until the summer of 2023.

Speaking to BBC Sport Wales, Davies was pleased with the work done by the Argentine head coach and he is hoping that Spurs can now reach the next level by winning trophies, he said: “Yeah, I can understand what he’s saying. Now it’s all about trying to reach that next level and, as players, we want to do the same.That’s great news for us as a club and it’s fantastic to see him staying on. He’s been amazing to work under and it’s nice to see that continue.”

Meanwhile, in a personal point of view, Davies had an impressive campaign where he made 38 appearances across all competitions. The 25-year-old had been preferred ahead of Danny Rose at left-back for most of the season and the Welshman believes the 2017/18 season was his best to date, he added: “I’d like to think it’s been my best season so far. I’ve played in some big games, played in the Champions League, the semi-final of the FA Cup and we did well in the Premier League again.”

Davies is currently in California for an international friendly against Mexico and he will be hoping to impress against the El Tri before heading into a much-needed break. Meanwhile for Spurs, they may need to spend in the transfer market once more in order to keep up with their domestic rivals and reports suggest that Pochettino wants at least three additions to his squad. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial has been identified as the prime target, though it is unclear whether the Red Devils would prefer doing business with a direct league rival.