Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he has no regrets about snubbing a move to Liverpool in favour of Tottenham Hotspur back in the summer of 2012.
It was widely expected that the Iceland international would move to Anfield ahead of the 2012/13 season, when Brendan Rodgers, his coach during a successful loan spell at Swansea City, succeeded Kenny Dalglish at the Merseyside club. However, the midfielder snubbed the Reds, and instead signed for Tottenham in an £8.8million deal.
As the White Hart Lane club again struggle to force their way into the top four of the Premier League this term, Liverpool have gone from strength-to-strength under Rodgers. As they prepare to take on Sunderland on Wednesday night, a win would see them leapfrog Manchester City into second and pull just a point behind leaders Chelsea.
Not only this, but Sigurdsson has failed to nail down a regular place in the Spurs side, having started just 11 times in the league this season, which is one less than he managed during the last campaign. But Despite everything, the former Hoffenheim midfielder insists he has no regrets about his decision to snub the Reds in favour of the capital.
“People have asked me that, but at the time I was really happy to come to Tottenham, and I still am,” he told the Evening Standard. “I’m really enjoying it. It’s a fantastic club and in the last couple of seasons we’ve shown the ambition to become better. Hopefully in the next couple of years it will be really good. Because they didn’t qualify for Europe, Liverpool are playing one game a week and it’s benefited them quite a bit.”
Sigurdsson came off the bench to complete a fine comeback for Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, when he hit a late winner to edge past Southampton 3-2 at White Hart Lane. He will now hope to be given the chance to show Liverpool fans what they missed when Spurs travel to Anfield for another crucial Premier League clash this weekend.
With Arsenal dropping two points in their 2-2 draw against Swansea City on Tuesday night, there is now renewed hope for Spurs that they could yet steal in and clinch that all-important fourth-place finish. At present, they are in sixth position, seven points adrift of their great rivals with just seven matches of the season left to play.