Aston Villa defender criticises Harry Redknapp following Spurs exit

Alan Hutton arrived at White Hart Lane for a fee of £9 million back in 2008, with the Scottish right-back establishing himself quickly in the first team, although the 26-year-old found chances harder to come by and completed a move to Aston Villa at the end of August. Hutton is now in the Villa first team and has criticised former…

Alan Hutton arrived at White Hart Lane for a fee of £9 million back in 2008, with the Scottish right-back establishing himself quickly in the first team, although the 26-year-old found chances harder to come by and completed a move to Aston Villa at the end of August.

Hutton is now in the Villa first team and has criticised former manager Harry Redknapp for the way he was treated at Tottenham, claiming that the Spurs manager told him to train with the youth team and that he suddenly found himself competing with four other players for one place.

He said: “The last time I spoke to Redknapp, he told me ‘I don’t want you to train with us any more, I want you to train with the kids’.

“I don’t think anybody should be treated like that. So many people there feel unwanted. I’ve never experienced anything like that anywhere I’ve been. Is that a good reputation? I don’t know.

“At one stage there were five right-backs there – me, Kyle Naughton, Kyle Walker, Pascal Chimbonda and Vedran Corluka.

“In what first-team squad do you ever get that? It’s usually two. I spent four months there doing nothing. It is a massive knock to your confidence”.

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