Tom Huddlestone: This is what left me disappointed at Tottenham
By Harvey Byrne
Current Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone has revealed he was disappointed not to make more England squad’s during his time at Tottenham.
The top two leagues in England are currently on an international break with the Three Lions set to meet both Germany and Lithuania.
A number of outside choices have won call-ups, including Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse, Jake Livermore and Jermain Defoe.
But, Huddlestone, 30, has not added to his four international caps since 2012 and has told how he could have played for his country when finishing in the top five for Tottenham.
“I think I could have been in a few more England squads previously, especially when I was playing every game at Spurs and we were finishing fourth and fifth,” said Huddlestone to Wednesday’s Daily Express (page 63).
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“But I wasn’t really involved in the England set-up, which was disappointing at the time.”
Huddlestone was part of the Tottenham set-up for eight years between 2005 and 2013 following a move from Derby for a fee of £2.5million.
He totalled 209 appearances for the club, bringing a return of 16 goals and 30 assists.
During his time at the club the north London outfit achieved four fifth placed finishes, alongside two fourth placings and a low eighth and 11th in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
Huddlestone is now playing regularly for Hull and his main focus for now will be to help prevent them from suffering another relegation.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has given his verdict on Vincent Janssen after brutal put-down by Alan Shearer.