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West Ham striker Mido explains leaving Tottenham

West Ham United striker Mido denies he's incapable of settling at the one club.

The Hammers are his tenth in his career.

Mido said: "Look at Robbie Keane. He's a top man, a great guy, and everywhere he's been they love him but look how many clubs he's had. Keano's a guy like me, he's not going to just sit there and not play. So he says, 'I'm going to move again.'

"I've had situations where I've been on big money with years on my contract but I chose to go somewhere else for regular football.

"Sometimes a player has to be patient but some things are just obvious. My first year at Tottenham, I was playing every game. It was me and Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane and I was scoring goals. Then they bought Berbatov for £11million. The guy started well and it was obvious I wasn't going to get in the team.

"For me it was obvious I had to go somewhere else. I went to Middlesbrough, I got injured, they bought Afonso Alves for a lot of money and so I had to go to Wigan to play.

"Maybe sometimes it puts people off. But it's my job to prove I want to stay longer in one place. I hope to stay at West Ham for a long time. I'm happy with the way I've started and I hope everyone is happy with me."

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