Ben Davies reflected on a dream debut at Swansea City, and then set his sights on a first start under Michael Laudrup.
Neath-born Davies came off the bench for the last six minutes of Saturday’s 3-0 win over West Ham at the Liberty as he replaced Neil Taylor.
It was a dream moment for the 19-year-old, who got a big cheer from the Jack Army as they saw the latest local product given a chance to showcase his talents.
“It was an unbelievable moment. To get the nod from the gaffer and run out in front of the fans was amazing,” said Davies, who had impressed the management during the club’s pre-season tour of America.
“There were a lot of nerves to start with, but the pure excitement took over and the fans made a lot of noise after my first touch which settled me in.
“I still can’t believe it that I’ve made my debut in the Premier League. I’ve been at this club since I was eight, so it’s an amazing feeling.”
With a first appearance under his belt, Davies now hopes to make his first start as the Swans welcome Barnsley to SA1 for their Capital One Cup second round tie on Tuesday (7.45pm).
With the Swans back in Premier League action against Sunderland on Saturday, Laudrup may make some changes to his starting line-up against the Championship club.
And Davies, who signed a new two-year deal this summer, hopes to cap off an unforgettable few days by winning a call-up from the start.
“Hopefully I’ll be included against Barnsley,” Davies added. “I’ve been working very hard in training in order to show the manager what I can do.
“It was only around six minutes against West Ham, but I want to get some more minutes under my belt now.”
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