He told Sky Sports: "Well, he's a good player. I've got two Croatian boys here who are just absolutely fantastic professionals, great players and he's a terrific footballer. I just felt that, obviously it was his last year of his contract at Portsmouth, so it was a good deal.
"Portsmouth did ok as well. It was decent money for them, for a player on his last year and it was s good signing for us. So I think both clubs are happy with the outcome and I'm sure he's a real Tottenham player. He's got great ability and he'll do well here."