Alan Hutton has spoken of his delight in playing regular first-team football again.
Hutton moved to Spurs in January 2008 from Rangers, but a combination of injury and the good form of Vedran Corluka meant he struggled to make much impression on the first team.
A loan move to Sunderland for the end of last season seemed to signal the end of his Tottenham career, but he has now broken back into the side and is commanding a regular spot again.
“It was hard at times because the team were doing really well, they were winning a lot of games, so everyone was finding it tough.
“I knew there were top internationals playing at any one moment, but it was just a case of having a chat every now and again and knowing you were still needed and your time would come.
“It was tough though. I came down and maybe played six matches before I got injured and was out for the best part of a year. It was as if I had been put in the background a bit, so when I got another chance I was determined to take it.”
Hutton also spoke of his pride in being part of such a successful Spurs team, pushing hard both in the leage and in Europe.
“Nobody really expected us to do this well, especially in the group we got. Everyone is on a high at the moment and we will just continue to work hard and see where that takes us.
“We have got the squad and the ability to really go and push for trophies this year.”
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