Benjamin Stambouli comments on his first year at Paris Saint-Germain

Tottenham's Benjamin Stambouli and Ryan Mason after game

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has admitted difficulties during his first season in Paris.

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Last 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.

Tottenham's Benjamin Stambouli and Ryan Mason after game

He headed to French champions Paris Saint-Germain and has spoken about his difficulties with the club. He told Le Parisien today:

“I had problems, I am realistic. First, I had to face the boos of the fans against Ajaccio at the Parc des Princes.

“I was emotional and it was difficult to endure. I may have a bad image when I arrived, but I tried to turn the situation to show that I am a good person.

“From there I was able to regain confidence and it made ​​me grow.”

However, he maintained he would be sticking around in the French capital for next season:

"Yes of course. I hope to continue to grow, and still bring more to the team."

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Stambouli has been largely used as a relief player at PSG – similar to the role he played at Spurs.

He was also booed by his own fans early on, because of his well-known support for hometown club and fierce rivals Marseille – so it has not been plain sailing for Stambouli since leaving Spurs.

He has however won silverware and played 39 times for the club this season so he will no doubt feel he made the right move.

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