Ben Davies to miss Nations League games for Wales, confirms Tottenham boss Antonio Conte

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Ben Davies carried on after treatment against Sporting  (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
Ben Davies carried on after treatment against Sporting (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte hopes to have Ben Davies back in action after the international break.

The Welsh international missed Saturday’s huge 6-2 win over Leicester after suffering a knee injury during the Champions League loss away at Sporting earlier in the week.

While the 29-year-old was able to continue in Lisbon, the knock will rule him out of his country’s UEFA Nations League games against Belgium and Poland.

Davies has been a key part of Conte’s first-choice XI since the Italian’s appointment and signed a new one-year contract with the club earlier this summer.

After the break, Tottenham return with a trip to bitter rivals Arsenal before a visit to Eintracht Frankfurt in what looks a crucial game in deciding whether or not Spurs can progress out of Group D.

Speaking to Sky Sports before Saturday’s win, Conte said: “[It is] not a serious injury.

“I think after the international he’ll be back because with the national team he is not available”.