Pienaar happy he quit Spurs for Everton return
He lasted only 12 months at White Hart Lane before returning to Merseyside, aware he'd be an easy target for those who thought he'd considered Tottenham a bigger club.
"Sometimes when you leave a club it's not easy to go back. The way I left as well, I know some people didn't like it," he told the Mail on Sunday
"It was hard walking back into the dressing room, I had all sorts of things coming at me. Not objects, just a lot of stick.
"I enjoyed Tottenham's style of playing but the mentality is different."
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