By Will Butcher

Former Tottenham defender Federico Fazio has blamed a lack of consistency for his White Hart Lane failure.

It was confirmed last week that the Argentine defender, 29, had joined the Serie A club on a loan-to-buy deal, following a disappointing spell in North London.

In quotes published by Italian outlet Gazzetta World, the centre-back revealed that he had never felt better during his time at Sevilla but failed to take any blame for his disappointing spell at Spurs.

“Only in the last six months spent at Tottenham, before returning to Spain, I did not have any consistency,” Fazio said, as quoted by Gazzetta World.

“I didn’t play for three months. I have played in La Liga and the Premier League, playing in Italy was my goal and I have realised this dream.

“I have never felt as good as in my time at Sevilla. I love working hard, from the physical point of view I have no worries.”

Fazio, who joined Tottenham from Spanish club Sevilla in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee of £8million, has two more years to run on his contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The 6ft 5in defender managed just 32 appearances for Spurs in all competitions, picking up two red cards in the process.

The centre-back struggled for game time in his second season at Spurs and was loaned out to his former club Sevilla in the January transfer window. Despite making just seven appearances, Roma decided to try their luck on him.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Pochettino has missed out on this former Barcelona winger after he chose to move to this Serie A side.