Villas-Boas hoping Huddlestone stays at Tottenham

The Spurs boss has expressed his desire for the midfielder to remain at the club, despite the player admitting he wants to leave if he cannot secure a regular first team spot
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he is hoping Tom Huddlestone will choose to stay at the club, despite admitting recently he will leave if he is unable to play regular first-team football.

Following the arrival of Mousa Dembele last summer, as well as impressive performances from the likes of Sandro and Scott Parker, Huddlestone has struggled to hold down a place in the starting XI this season.

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But while Villas-Boas admits he understands the 26-year-old's frustrations, he remains adamant Huddlestone still has a bright and important future ahead of him at the club if he decides to stay.

"The words are understandable from a player who has not been involved as much as he wanted," he told reporters.

"I think we have seen lots of players in midfield this season raise a level. It is incredible.

"From the moment Sandro got injured, he was the number one recoverer of the ball and Mousa was also in the top 10, so it was very difficult for him [Huddlestone] to get into the team and when the chance happened it opened up for Scotty [Parker].

"So it is difficult [for him] to break into the team. But with performances like this he is able to get more chances, definitely."