Tottenham Hotspur defender Clement Lenglet has spoken about his experience of settling in at the club after completing a season-long loan move from Barcelona in the summer.

Spurs were in search of defensive options in the summer transfer window, and Clement Lenglet ended up being the solution to that particular problem area.

The French defender had spent four years with Barcelona, but struggled to hold down a regular place in their team of late. He had made 160 appearances for the Spanish giants before moving to North London (Transfermarkt).

The 27-year-old has impressed in his short time at Spurs already, offering composure at the back and a strong range of passing ability too. Lenglet has made six appearances for Spurs so far this season (Transfermarkt).

Lenglet is one of the few players who joined the club in the summer who has seemingly settled into the team and Antonio Conte’s system fairly quickly. This adjustment hasn’t been easy for the Frenchman though.

Speaking to SpursPlay, Lenglet admitted he found the pre-season tough under Conte, but is optimistic for the future.

He said: “I’m good, I’m good. I was a little bit tired at the beginning of the season because the preparation was really tough and I have to adapt to the intensity of the Premier League and this group. Now I’m better, I’m going up and I still hope to go up during a long time.”

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I think a lot of people saw Clement Lenglet as the kind of signing that would simply provide cover for our first team, and I know many were a little underwhelmed when he was the only centre-back we signed.

He’s proven already that he can be a key figure in that Spurs backline though, and the quality he brings to the team in terms of passing and breaking down the opposition attacks is not to be underestimated.

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