He told the Daily Mail: "When I went to Tottenham for £16.5m it was hard. You miss a chance and you're a '£16m flop'. It didn't help that Thierry (Henry) went (to Barcelona) in the same window for less. It was like, 'Flippin' hell!'
"But when I went to Villa for £24m and Sunderland for £14m it was easy. I just forgot about it. It didn't faze me one bit.
"I had to leave Tottenham because I needed to play games but part of me wishes I had stayed a bit longer, just to succeed there, but everyone needs time.
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