Benjamin Stambouli explains his Tottenham Hotspur exit and PSG improvement

The midfielder struggled to make a lasting impact at Spurs but had a future with the club.

This summer saw Tottenham Hotspur move on Benjamin Stambouli after just one season at White Hart Lane.

According to the Daily Mail the French midfielder cost around £4.7 million in the summer of 2014 but he never truly settled at Spurs.

He managed just 12 Premier League games for the club, with the majority of his 25 games for the club coming in the domestic cup competitions and the Europa League.

In those games he failed to impress on a consistent basis so it was no surprise when he did make an exit from White Hart Lane this summer.

He headed to French champions Paris Saint-Germain where he has again struggled to make a telling impact.

But he is happy at the club and this week he told L'Equipe:

"I came here to progress, to learn and take my game to the next level.

"I have needed a certain amount of time to adapt and that's normal. My experience in England brought me a lot even if it was what it was.

"At PSG I now feel like I am blossoming more and more. I have the support of the squad, the club and I also feel that on the outside. That is something I need because I am an emotional person."

His recent performances for PSG have been an improvement and it is clear the player himself feels that the time he spent in England has added to his game and helped improve him as a player in Ligue 1.

Tottenham fans will certainly not begrudge him any future success in Paris. It didn't work out for him in London but he was a hard working player who clearly tried his best.

Perhaps the creature comforts of home will continue to help him produce his best football.

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