Niko Kranjcar says it was a tough decision to leave Tottenham for Dynamo Kiev.

Kranjcar admitted he will leave Tottenham with a heavy heart, but said the time was right to move after he grew frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane.

"That club means a lot to me. It has been great," he told Sky Sports News.

"I wanted to play more but I played some great footballers. Harry Redknapp has been a big part of my career - he is the one who brought me to Portsmouth and believed in me there.

"Obviously, he then took me to Spurs. After a great first season, where we made the Champions League and played a lot of matches, the last two were quite disappointing because you want to play football.

"That's what you grow up wanting to do."