Benjamin Stambouli reveals joy at first Paris Saint-Germain trophy

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The former Tottenham man is delighted with his new surroundings.

Benjamin Stambouli last month sealed a £6 million switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sky Sports, in a move which raised eyebrows in some quarters.

While the Frenchman failed to establish himself in England, his pedigree in France has never been in doubt, after his role as one of the key components in Montpellier’s surprising league triumph in 2012.

The 24-year old has wasted no time settling in at the French Champions and yesterday grabbed the first of what should be several trophies this season, with PSG’s 2-0 triumph over Lyon for the Trophee des Champions.

The former Spurs man spoke of his pleasure at how his PSG career has kicked off, in quotes published by L’Equipe.

"I am very happy and it is important to start the season. My adaptation was successful and I was welcomed by the entire club," said Stambouli.

"In the game, everyone also helped me. And tonight, there's that title I had missed with Montpellier... I'm happy to be here, there is a real zest for life, a real dynamic."

Stambouli went on laud the technical ability of his new team-mates and his joy at being able to play alongside them, adding:

"I had never played in a team that has such technical mastery, and for lovers of the game like me, it is a real pleasure. We know exactly what to do in our movements."

The former Spurs man appears set for a prominent role with the Ligue 1 champions next season and will be counting his lucky stars that a switch to England - which by most accounts, was a failure - has landed him his dream move.

Tottenham fans, on the other hand, may begin to wonder what might have been, should Stambouli impress on the European stage next season.

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