Move to Tottenham was not wise – former player speaks out

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur has been the making of some great young players through the years.

Most recently the likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Andros Townsend, Nabil Bentaleb, and Ryan Mason have come through the academy.

Players like Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, and Dele Alli were signed young and developed.

Even Gareth Bale and Luka Modric plied their trade at Spurs before making their huge money moves to Real Madrid.

However, it appears Tottenham isn’t the club for everyone, as former player Iago Falque has claimed it was a step back in his career.

Falque signed for Spurs back in 2011 (Tottenham site) during Harry Redknapp’s reign as manager.

However, the Spaniard only made one Premier League appearance of five minutes in length over his three years at the club.

He was loaned out to three separate clubs before being sold to Genoa in 2014 for £4m (SkySports).

He has since gone on to find some great form in Serie A, playing for Torino.

Goal.com report he said: “Maybe the move to Tottenham, it was not a wise decision on my part. It was the only step back in made in my career.

“In the end, bad experiences also help you to grow, to mature. It was the momentum in my career that made me sign and the competition was very hard.

“Now my priorities are more about the sport rather than the financial side. Money comes later – after games, goals and good performances.

“I don’t regret it, per se, because it matured me.

“I think these incoming seasons could be the best four years of my career. Belotti is fine, calm, he is a great player, I trust him a lot, and it’s key for Torino. Renewing my contract is like finishing my career in Torino.

“I have the Spain national team as my objective.”

 

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