Swansea City defender Kyle Naughton has been quoted by the Yorkshire Post explaining what he feels was his main problem at Tottenham Hotspur.
Naughton completed a move to the Swans after his position at Tottenham was made more difficult by the return of Kyle Walker to fitness and the arrival of new signing DeAndre Yedlin.
“I’ve had quite a few loan moves over my career, but I actually played 34 games last season for Spurs, which is a fair amount,” said Naughton.
“The main problem for me, however, was that I was still in and out of the team. That’s difficult at times.”
It was always going to be difficult for Naughton to cement his position for right-back at Spurs had he stayed in North London over the rest of the campaign.
At Swansea, he should get the chance to play consistently for the side in the Premier League, which creates a number of benefits for him on a professional level.
It will allow him to progress and develop as a player as well as maintain form, momentum and a steady level of physical fitness.
Swansea had a great start to the Premier League season but have since slipped off the pace and now look as though they’ll be aiming for a top six spot at best over the rest of the season.
If they can stay in the group fighting for the top six, there’s every chance Swansea will be in direct competition against Spurs by the spring.
It will be interesting to see who’s in a better position; Naughton at his new club or Tottenham after having moved on.