Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has praised Swansea City for the way they handled Steven Caulker's loan last season.

Caulker was an unknown rookie when Spurs sent him to the Swans on loan last season.

AVB said: "Swansea did an excellent job in his development.

"When a young player can't make the breakthrough into the first team right away and you find a Premiership loan for them, it's ideal.

"Swansea were great for his development and we are reaping the benefits now without a doubt."