Alan Curtis claims Spurs misused in-form Gylfi Sigurdsson before selling him

Swansea assistant Alan Curtis has praised Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Swansea City assistant manager Alan Curtis has told The Mirror that he is pleased to see playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson hit top form again, ahead of his return to face former club Tottenham.

Sigurdsson, 26, had been enduring an underwhelming season under Garry Monk, but his departure appeared to spark the Icelandic international into life.

The playmaker has now scored five goals in his last seven games, as he attempts to drag Swansea away from the perils of the relegation zone, having served up some outstanding performances of late.

Now, Sigurdsson will be hoping to spring a shock this weekend, as his Swansea side travel to North London to take on his former club Tottenham Hotspur, who are challenging for the Premier League title.

Sigurdsson joined Spurs from Hoffenheim back in the summer of 2012, and hit 13 goals in 85 games, before being sold on to his former loan club Swansea after just two years at the club.

There have been some suggestions that Tottenham misused Sigurdsson during his time at White Hart Lane, as they often used him out wide rather than in a central attacking midfield spot, with Christian Eriksen unsurprisingly taking that role in Sigurdsson's final season at Spurs.

Now, Swansea's assistant manager Alan Curtis has told The Mirror that he thinks Tottenham did use Sigurdsson incorrectly, and therefore didn't get the best out of him - but warned Spurs that Sigurdsson may up his game to prove a point against his former employers.

"Gylfi just seems to have got his touch back. He’s been really good in training, his finishing has been excellent," said Curtis. "Perhaps Tottenham did not see the best of him. They tended to play him on the right and we have put him in a system where he is better as that attacking midfielder."

"Players always carry a bit more against their former clubs. They will want to deny it, but there is an always an element of wanting to do well. Gylfi is a top-class player. He looks happy, settled and hopefully he can continue his goal-scoring run between now and the end of the season," he added.

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