Federico Fazio discusses his Tottenham future, admits deadline day departure was difficult

Sevilla Football Club

Federico Fazio says it was difficult to get Tottenham to sanction his loan move to Sevilla.

Tottenham-owned defender Federico Fazio has told Estadio Deportivo that he isn't looking beyond his six-month spell on loan with Sevilla.

Fazio, 28, joined Tottenham from Sevilla back in the summer of 2014, as he linked up with his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

The giant Argentine centre back was in and out of the Spurs side as he played 25 games in all competitions, but he has been the forgotten man at Spurs this season.

With just one appearance in all competitions - which came in the Capital One Cup against Arsenal - Fazio has been relegated to fifth choice at centre back, with Pochettino preferring to use Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Eric Dier in defence.

A January exit seemed inevitable, and on deadline day he finally completed a move back to former club Sevilla, joining them until the end of the season.

Now, Fazio has already been asked about his long-term future, and told Estadio Deportivo that he is only looking at his six-month spell with Sevilla, and wants to help the club achieve their targets during his time with the club.

Fazio also claimed that Tottenham made his departure difficult, but says he is ready to play immediately, despite playing only once this season.

"I have come for six months. It has already been very difficult to get a [loan move] for this short time so let's see what will happen next," said Fazio. "I hope to achieve our targets. I feel really good to give my best. I was calm during the transfer window because I lived a similar experience during the summer. I knew that everything was going to be resolved in the last days and fortunately it worked out so I am happy," he added.

Does Fazio have any future at Spurs?

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