The left back has been Andre Villas-Boas’s preferred choice ahead of Benoit Assou-Ekotto in pre-season and looks set to get the opportunity to prove himself when they kick off their season at Crystal Palace next weekend.
He said: "In the past I’ve never been able to compete fairly with Benoit, and Benoit’s been outstanding for the last three or four years. But now we’ve got a manager who treats people fairly and he’s not afraid to drop people if you’re not performing, so I hope that can work well for me this season.
"I train hard and every game I played I feel I’ve worked hard, so I hope that can stand me in good stead for Palace next week.
"It’s not nice when you train hard every day and people have been allowed to sack training off and still be in the starting 11.
"Obviously I know Spurs have been in the top four or five clubs for the last five seasons or so, so I know it’s hard for anyone to break through. But at the same time it is frustrating. It’s great that now the gaffer is not afraid to drop people if you’re not performing or training hard enough."
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