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​Luongo no regrets switching Tottenham for Championship QPR

Massimo Luongo knows he could be playing alongside Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Ryan Mason in the Premier League rather than coping with the grind of the Championship.

All three players were graduates of Spurs' academy, yet while Kane and Mason have made such progress that they are now England internationals, QPR's Luongo is still trying to prove he is good enough to reach the top.

He told Standard Sport: "I had the choice to sign for Swindon permanently, which was a big decision and I don't regret it. I chose to take a different path from Harry and Ryan.

"If I hadn't taken that step, I'd have kept doing the same thing at Spurs and gone out on loan again. Who knows whether I would have ever got a chance? Ryan and Harry were able to use loans to eventually get to play in the Premier League but I am trying to do it a different way by coming through the lower leagues.

"They inspire me, Ryan probably the most. We were closer and I still talk to him. He didn't have the most success going out on loan, he had injuries. But he stuck with it and got there.

"So he did it his way, I'm doing it mine. As long as you get games, that's the most important thing. It would be ideal to help get QPR promoted and take them on. It would be great for all of us to be on the pitch together again."

Ian Ferris
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