Sigurdsson never considered Tottenham exit

Tottenham Hotspur’s attacking midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson, has insisted that he never considered leaving White Hart Lane after the influx of attacking players that arrived at the club during the summer, the Independent has reported.

As Gareth Bale left North London to join Real Madrid, Tottenham invested heavily on the likes of Paulinho, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, leading to questions being asked about Sigurdsson’s role in the team, and his chances of being a regular. However, he responded with both goals in Saturday’s Premier League win over Norwich City.

And the Icelander has said that the thought of leaving Andre Villas-Boas’ side never crossed his mind. He declared: “I wasn’t close to leaving. I came here was to play for a big club. When I joined I knew there would be loads of players and competition.

“You can either be unhappy and leave or look at it as a challenge. Hopefully you’ll improve and fight for your place as you know if you do the right thing every day things fall your way and I’m hoping that will happen.”

Since joining from Hoffenheim last summer after an impressive loan spell at Swansea City, Sigurdsson has never really established himself as a first-team regular, instead being used as a rotation option. Last season, he scored seven goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.

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