Watford star Etienne Capoue opens up about Tottenham Hotspur failures

The Frenchman flopped at White Hart Lane.

When Tottenham Hotspur sold Gareth Bale for a world record fee to Real Madrid back in 2013 they invested the money back into the club, bringing in plenty of talented individuals that summer.

One such player was French international Etienne Capoue. Tottenham brought the central midfielder in from Toulouse for a fee reported by the BBC to be in the region of £9 million.

But he was just one of many flops brought in to the club that summer. Paulinho, Vlad Chiriches and Roberto Soldado also failed to shine at Spurs and were moved on this summer - as was Capoue.

He moved to newly promoted Watford and has been shining at Vicarage Road. Yesterday he told the London Evening Standard just how much he is enjoying his time away from White Hart Lane.

He stated:

"I play maybe more freely than at Tottenham.

"I love my job and I do everything on the pitch. I have the confidence of the coach and the players. So I try to enjoy it on the pitch.

"The manager said to me, try to take the ball, to give to your friends, to manage the game. I try that. I hope I can carry on like that.

"It was two difficult years for me (at Tottenham), but now I try to improve my qualities on the pitch."

Capoue is certainly playing better since his move to Hertfordshire. The Hornets are enjoying the performances of Capoue now he is performing to his full capability in the Premier League.

Watford face Leicester City in the Premier League today and Capoue will be looking to continue his impressive performances in the league for his new club.

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