If the final two years were a frustration, he refuses to dwell on it, reflecting upon the good times, such as wearing the captain’s armband the night Gareth Bale announced himself to world football with the hat-trick that saw 10-man Spurs fight back to 4-3 against Inter Milan.
"The season under Harry (Redknapp) where we finished fourth was a big year," says Huddlestone, speaking at a Battlefield 4 event.
"I played 43 games. We should have won the FA Cup and lost in the semis to Portsmouth, but the main objective was to finish fourth for the Champions League.
"The beginning of the following season was special, playing in the Champions League, captaining the club away at Inter Milan. It wasn’t long after that I got my injury but they were great times.
"There were ups and downs during those eight years but whenever I played I gave it my all. I always had a decent rapport with the fans and hopefully that will be reflected in the response I get there."
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