Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson says his decision to reject Liverpool last summer was a 'difficult' one.

The Icelandic international joined Spurs from 1899 Hoffenheim last summer after a successful loan spell with Swansea City, during which he scored seven goals in 17 games under Brendan Rodgers.

Sigurdsson was handed the option to link-up with Rodgers once again, this time at Liverpool, but instead joined Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham, and despite a season during which the 23 year old has failed to hold down a regular first-team spot, the midfielder has no regrets over choosing north London.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Sigurdsson scored his fourth Tottenham goal against Inter.

"It was hard to turn down Liverpool because I know Brendan," said Sigurdsson.

"It was more about that than any of the history Liverpool have.

"When Tottenham came in, I had seen how they were last year and in the previous two years.

"They finished fourth last year and were unlucky not to get Champions League football, and you could see tonight that this is a great club with fantastic players.

"I'm really pleased I made that choice. There are so many good players here and hopefully we can be in the Champions League next season."

The ex-Reading man impressed for Tottenham in their 3-0 Europa League last 16 first leg against Inter Milan, scoring the second as Villas-Boas' side all but booked their place in the last eight.

And Sigurdsson hopes his performance will spark a run of games in the first team during the remainder of the campaign, highlighting the form of Gareth Bale, Tottenham's top scorer, as evidence his form can improve.

"It's important for every player to get a run in the team," Sigurdsson said.

"You see Gareth Bale now, he's got a lot of confidence and he's scoring every game.

"I know he's got an unbelievable amount of talent but it's different when you've got confidence: you can do those things you wouldn't do without it. It's really important.

"I think (the Inter game) was my best game for Spurs. It is good to get two starts in a row and these are the games you want to play in.

"It was really important to get my first league goal (against West Ham). Now I've got my second European goal.

"It gave me a bit of a lift and hopefully we can continue that run and build on it."