The left back has been Andre Villas-Boasâ€™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 Iâ€™ve never been able to compete fairly with Benoit, and Benoitâ€™s been outstanding for the last three or four years. But now weâ€™ve got a manager who treats people fairly and heâ€™s not afraid to drop people if youâ€™re not performing, so I hope that can work well for me this season.
"I train hard and every game I played I feel Iâ€™ve worked hard, so I hope that can stand me in good stead for Palace next week.
"Itâ€™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 itâ€™s hard for anyone to break through. But at the same time it is frustrating. Itâ€™s great that now the gaffer is not afraid to drop people if youâ€™re not performing or training hard enough."
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