Etienne Capoue has explained to The Watford Observer why he struggled during his time at Tottenham Hotspur.
The France international midfielder was on the books of Spurs for two years from 2013 to 2015.
Much was expected of the 27-year-old when he arrived at the North London outfit from French club Toulouse, but the defensive midfielder could make just 36 appearances for them in all competitions.
Earlier this month, Capoue joined newly-promoted Premier League outfit Watford, and he has now highlighted a major factor behind his struggles at Tottenham.
“It was a difficult situation (at Tottenham),” the Frenchman told The Watford Observer. “In two years we changed the coach three times.
“I wasn’t in the plans of two of those coaches, it felt like a very long time for me (without playing regularly).
“Maybe they felt I am not a good enough player for Tottenham. I hopefully will show them it was the wrong choice.”
Struggles at Tottenham Hotspur
Capoue faced strong competition for a place in the Tottenham starting line-up, and when he featured, he did not play that well.
Last season, the former Toulouse created four chances in 12 Premier League appearances for Spurs.
The 27-year-old had a pass accuracy of 87% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and won 10 headers, five dribbles and 23 tackles.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Capoue scored one goal and created three chances in 12 league games.
The France international had a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and won 10 headers, nine dribbles and 20 tackles.