Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he has no regrets over his decision to choose Tottenham Hotspur over Liverpool in 2012.
Sigurdsson, a graduate of Reading's academy, returned to English football in 2012 to join Swansea on loan from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, where he struck seven goals in just 11 appearances for the south Wales club under then-manager Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager the following summer and was keen to bring the Iceland international with him to Merseyside. Sigurdsson however opted to join Spurs, a decision he still stands by.
"I think you can always be clever after making decisions, but at the time I really wanted to go to Tottenham. I played with a lot of great players like [Rafael] van der Vaart and [Luka] Modric and the club was bigger in terms of training ground and stadium," Sigurdsson, who left White Hart Lane to return to Swansea in 2014, told FourFourTwo.
"Also living in London made a big part of my decision. I do not regret it and I really enjoyed my time at Spurs. I improved a lot playing with big players."
Sigurdsson struck eight goals in 58 appearances for Spurs but started more games on the bench than on the pitch during his two years in north London.
The Iceland international feels he seldom got the chance to play through the middle under both Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood at Spurs, something he feels left him with little choice but to move on.
"I played a lot of games [for Spurs], probably not in my favourite position," he said. "I want to play more through the middle. I am not the best in getting past the quick defenders on the wings, I would like to be more central, making passes and being involved in the play of the team. I would have liked playing more games in the middle. This is why I had to go to Swansea. I didn't want to stay on the bench for another year."