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Juan Foyth has admitted that he left Tottenham Hotspur as he felt he was not going to have ‘continuity’ in the starting eleven at the North London.

Juan Foyth has thrived since departing Tottenham for Villarreal and is a regular in Unai Emery’s side. (Image: Getty Images)

Juan Foyth along with former Spurs players Etienne Capoue and Serge Aurier, and the on-loan Giovani Lo Celso, stunned Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday.

Foyth arrived at Spurs from Estudiantes in the summer of 2017 and while he did not get much of a look in during his first season in North London, the Argentine showed real promise when opportunities came his way in the 2018/19 campaign.

However, the 24-year-old saw himself fall down the pecking order after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm.

Foyth demonstrated his versatility during a season-long loan spell at Villarreal last season and it did not come as much of a surprise when the La Liga club activated the option to sign him permanently for £12.5m last summer.

Foyth played a decisive role in Villarreal’s 2021 Europa campaign defeating Manchester United in final. (Getty Images)

The Argentine international has been a key player for Unai Emery’s side demonstrating his versatility by performing impressively at centre-back, right-back and in the defensive midfield.

Now speaking in his decision to leave Tottenham, the 24-year-old admitted he felt undeserving of a place in the club’s starting eleven in his final season with Spurs.

“When (Jose Mourinho) arrived I was fine but I had moments when I didn’t deserve to play. I wanted to leave and have more continuity.” He told Onda Cero.

Foyth, an £8 million signing from Estudiantes back in 2017, made just 11 Premier League starts in Tottenham colours.