Sean Davis has opened up on the difficulties he experienced during his brief spell at Tottenham and claimed that he wasn’t treated fairly by the club.
Davis arrived in North London in the summer of 2004 and was seen as a solid acquisition.
The midfielder had been one of the most consistent performers for Fulham over several seasons and the move to Spurs was seen as the next logical step for the former England Under-21 international.
However, Davis never quite managed to make an impact for the Lilywhites, managing just fifteen appearances over two seasons (transfermarkt.com) before being sold to Portsmouth in 2006.
He managed to resurrect his career with Pompey, even winning the FA Cup with the club in 2008.
However, the midfielder has now revealed he was not even training with the first team during his time at Spurs.
Speaking to The News, he said: “I was at the point where I wasn’t even training with the first-team at Tottenham. When I came to Pompey, I was 50 per cent fit.
“I was training with reserve coach Clive Allen and the kids, just five of us, crossing and shooting with no goalkeeper.
“Then, someone from the first-team got injured, so somebody came across to find one of us to train with them. They picked a kid instead of me – so I kind of knew it was curtains then. I was the only senior player there!”
He also revealed how he didn’t feel Tottenham gave him the support he needed when he was going through difficult moments in his personal life.
Davis added: “One of my problems at Spurs was being injured. I’ve had trouble with my right knee ever since I joined, which wouldn’t allow me to train as hard as I wanted. Yet I was always the type of player who trained the way I played.
“The other issue was me being stubborn at the time and not agreeing with how I was being treated.
“Looking back, maybe I didn’t deal with it in the best way, but I’ve always been a person who treats you how you treat me.
“When I joined Tottenham, my ex-partner was having a baby and she was premature. I was injured at the time and felt they showed no compassion towards me, which got my back up straight away.
“My little girl was born 10 weeks premature and they were still making me come in. There was a lot going on.
“Was I to blame for some of it? Yes, probably. Would I change certain things? Yes, but I don’t regret it. That is who I was, you only learn in life through mistakes.
“It fell apart straight away, I felt I did okay but at a club like Tottenham they’re always going to bring in bigger and better players.”
Spurs Web Opinion
In hindsight, Davis was never really good enough to make an impact at Spurs but the club’s behaviour does sound deplorable if his allegations are true. However, there are usually two sides to the story and he himself admits that he made some mistakes in North London.
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