‘It was difficult’: Ex-Spurs ace names Sherwood as cause for exit; he’s now a European champion

Former Tottenham midfielder and now Villarreal star Etienne Capoue has named Tim Sherwood as the reason why he eventually left the club in 2015.

In an interview with the Athletic, the 33-year-old, who last season became a European champion after winning the UEFA Europa League, claimed the ex-Spurs boss was more inclined to play English talent and youth from the academy.

Capoue was signed in the great spending splurge of 2013. However, the former France international was out the door within two years following multiple manager changes at the club. And he says Sherwood’s arrival was the catalyst for his departure.

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