New Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone has expressed his frustration by accusing former manager, Andre Villas-Boas, of not giving him a fair opportunity to prove himself.
The England international joined the newly promoted side for £5million earlier this week, along with teammate Jake Livermore, who has joined on a season-long loan, having fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane.
Huddlestone, who is said to be excited at the prospect of regular first-team football, spent eight years at the London based club, but under Villas-Boas has seen his chances limited.
"I'd play some games and the results were good and my personal performances were but then I'd find myself out of the team for six or even weeks without explanation," he said.
"I felt I deserved more of a run in the team and that is partly why I've come to Hull - to play regularly, enjoy myself and show what I can do," he added.
The 26-year-old featured 28 times in all competitions last season, and often as a substitute.
While Huddlestone struggled to cement his place in the team, and with the new recruitments this summer, Paulinho and Etienne Coupe, the competition for places will increase.
The former Derby County employee, will be hoping to keep City in the Premier League and to build upon his four England caps ahead of next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
"If I could manage to squeeze into the World Cup squad that would be a massive achievement. But that will only come if I'm playing well for Hull so that has to be my first objective," added Huddlestone.
City start their campaign with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.
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