New Tottenham Hotspur signing Benjamin Stambouli has admitted having made "a big decision" in leaving Montpellier for London – but claims "we only have one life" and he wanted a new experience abroad.
The 24-year-old midfielder completed his move from the Ligue 1 side to White Hart Lane on deadline day, becoming Mauricio Pochettino's sixth signing of the summer after the previous arrivals of Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Fazio, De Andre Yedlin and Michel Vorm.
"It's a big decision but we only have one life and I had to discover another culture and another football," Stambouli told Tottenham's official website.
"The whole world looks at the Premier League and a club such as Tottenham, it's amazing to be here and I'm determined to show people I can play,
"It's what I searched for when I left Montpellier, a new culture, another spirit," he explained. "I've only been here for one hour and I'm feeling like I'm in my family because everyone is smiling. I'm happy to be here and I think it's a good decision, a good choice."
The French defensive midfielder admits his delight at moving to the Premier League and is now looking forward to his debut with the Spurs.
"I'm very happy to be here. I'm discovering the Training Centre, it's amazing. I know the size of the club and I'm happy and proud to join.
"It's a dream to play in the Premier League and with Tottenham, it adds another dimension. I know that and I know the chance I have, so I will take it and I will give everything for the club, the team, the players and the whole club."
Sambouli previously admitted having rejected another offer to join Marseille as he wanted an experience abroad.
"I said since April that I had a preference for overseas. It is a personal choice of life. I wanted to discover another footballing country and culture."