Tottenham Hotspur’s European squad has been given a major boost following a rule change involving Ben Davies.
The defender will now count as ‘association-trained’ and become Spurs’ eighth locally trained player.
Previously, Welsh players were deemed to be foreign, but now, UEFA will recognise players, such as Davies, as ‘association-trained’.
The 29-year-old came through the ranks at Championship club Swansea City.
The north London club can now name their full 25-man squad for Champions League without omitting any foreign players.
This means that both Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr can be included in Spurs’ squad, with one of them originally being due to miss out.
Tottenham’s Champions League squad 2022/23:
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris, Fraser Forster and Brandon Austin.
Defenders: Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Emerson Royal, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Ryan Sessegnon, Djed Spence, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies, Clement Lenglet and Ivan Perisic.
Midfield: Oliver Skipp, Pierre Emile Hojbjerg, Pape Matar Sarr, Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma.
Attack: Richarlison, Harry Kane, Bryan Gil, Lucas Moura, Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min.
Antonio Conte’s side kick-off their Champions League campaign on Wednesday at home to Olympique de Marseille.