Former Tottenham winger Iago Falque speaks about swapping Genoa for Roma

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A player who once shone for Tottenham Hotspur's under-21s has now swapped clubs in Italy.

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Iago Falque has been speaking in an interview published by Tuttosport.

The 25-year-old moved to Tottenham in 2011 having previously been on the books at Barcelona and later Juventus.

At first glance it looked like a fine piece of business by the North London club but Falque failed to have any impact at White Hart Lane, featuring just 11 times in all competitions and ultimately moving on to Genoa.

There he shone, scoring 13 goals and providing six assists in just 33 matches – form that earned him a transfer to AS Roma this summer; and now the Spaniard has told Tuttosport about his feelings following that move.

“My dream is to win and I am at the right team to do it, this is the goal that we all have,” the former Tottenham player said. “Doing our job I think we have a very good team and we can compete with anyone. I am very happy to be at Roma.”

When you consider how well Falque did last season it is somewhat surprising that he never made the breakthrough at Tottenham, especially when he scored nine goals and provided six assists in just 10 under-21 appearances. But some relatively disappointing loan spells certainly played their part.

Still, things have seemingly now worked out for the player, while Tottenham are left to search for new wingers when they let one go with the ability to both score and create before he had the chance to show what he can do in Spurs first-team.

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