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Jenas: I nearly quit Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has admitted he considered quitting White Hart Lane in search of regular first team football during the summer.

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Jenas, 27, is edging his way back to top form after struggling with an injury and after starting three of Spurs' last four games he is delighted he rejected a number of offers to leave.

The England international eventually needed a groin operation to get back to his best and is now hoping to retain his place in the side for Wednesday's Champions League showdown with FC Twente.

"At one time I felt I'd have to leave because all I wanted to do was play football and I wasn't getting games here," Jenas said. "But despite the offers that came in, they were not worth leaving for.

"This is the best I've felt since a few years ago. I was carrying a groin injury for at least a year - maybe because I was under a bit of pressure in my own position and I was trying to just delay, delay, delay the surgery. But I had to do it in the end.

"I was taking painkillers to try to get through it and in the end it just broke down.

"There's Champions League football now and I'll be fighting tooth and nail to get a regular starting place."


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