Gilberto was delighted to complete his first 90 minutes for Tottenham in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

The January arrival from Hertha Berlin told Tottenham's website: "It feels good and I'm very happy. It's my first 90 minutes after three months at the Club and I thought I played well. I think I can play better, but there's two more matches left of the season and hopefully I can play both of them.

"I've played four times for the Reserves and it was good for me because I played the full 90 minutes each time and it helped my fitness.

"But to play 90 minutes was great for me, especially because it was my birthday the day before, so it was like a gift for me!"