Ben Davies believes Wales can cope in the absence of Gareth

first_imgWales international defender Ben Davies believes the absence of star player Gareth Bale will be massive but the team can do well in his absence.Ryan Giggs’ side face the Republic of Ireland in their third group game of the UEFA Nations League on Monday, looking to bounce back to winning ways after suffering an embarrassing home defeat to Spain on Thursday.However, Tottenham Hotspur’s Ben Davies insists the presence of Bournemouth winger, Aaron Brooks will help soften the blow of losing Bale.“Gareth not playing is a massive loss for any team, we’ll have to adapt,” Davies said, according to Daily Mail.“David is a top player. He has a lot of ability and talent that defenders just don’t want to come up against. If he’s playing against Ireland we’ll be delighted as a team because we’ve got a good attacking threat in him.”Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.Giggs has told his Wales team to raise their game after delivering the hairdryer treatment during the loss to Spain.Davies said head coach, Ryan Giggs’ delivered some strong words in the dressing room at half-time in Cardiff on Thursday and expects a reaction at the Aviva Stadium.“He did and I think he was right to,’ said Davies. ‘It wasn’t good enough to start, we weren’t at it, and against teams like that, they are going to punish you.”“The words that were said will stay in the dressing room but you have to do better than we did, you have to hang on in there.”last_img

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