Capoue reflects on Tottenham career, explains what he told himself after leaving

Etienne Capoue

Etienne Capoue has looked back on his time at Tottenham.

Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue is quoted by The Sun as saying that his time at Tottenham was 'difficult' as he gears up to face his former club.

The Hornets have enjoyed a remarkable season so far, winning their last four games in a row and conceding just 16 goals over the course of the campaign.

For a newly-promoted side, Watford are far exceeding expectations, with the likes of manager Quique Sanchez Flores and strikers Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney receiving most of the plaudits.

However, one player who has been superb for Watford is midfielder Capoue. The 27-year-old Frenchman has played in every Premier League game for the Hornets this season, missing just 34 minutes of action in an outstanding campaign so far.

This may all come as a surprise to Spurs fans, given how disappointing he was for the club after arriving from Toulouse in the summer of 2013. The Frenchman flattered to deceive under Andre Villas-Boas, Tim Sherwood and Mauricio Pochettino, and was sold on to Watford over the summer.

On Monday, Capoue faces his former club Tottenham at Vicarage Road, and has been speaking to The Sun about his time at White Hart Lane.

The powerful midfielder claims it was 'difficult' for him at Spurs, but knew Watford was the right club to kickstart his career again, stating that he told himself he had to build himself back up again.

"When I left Tottenham I said to myself ‘I need to come back and start from zero'," said Capoue. "And I knew Watford was the best club for me to do that. I’m enjoying the chance to show what I can do. It was a difficult two years for me. But I won’t be thinking about playing Tottenham, all my focus must be on the pitch," he added.

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