Cardiff boss Mackay hails Caulker for leaving Spurs comfort zone

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is full of praise for new signing Steven Caulker over his decision to leave Tottenham.

Caulker completed his move to Cardiff this week.

Mackay said: "To be part of a squad is a very good thing and at the time you are loathed to leave because it has a comfort blanket associated with it.

"You are wrapped in it, you have been there and you know it. To actually step out and go and further your career is a brave decision.

"It is something that I would commend players for when they do it. You see a situation in football when they leave a club and it is unexpected. When it is for the reasons of playing football regularly then I think that is a brave decision. It shows that a player has maturity attached to them and where they see their career going.

"People will be surprised that Steven left Tottenham, but I have a great deal of time for the fact that he wanted to come here to play football and further his career."

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