- Bongani Khumalo has revealed that he has no regrets about his four and half year stint with Tottenham Hotspur
- The centre-back failed to make a first-team appearance for the English Premier League side and parted ways with the club in 2015
- Khumalo said the move remains the highlight of his career and helped him to grow as a player and as a man
Bongani Khumalo has revealed that he has no regrets about his four and half year stint with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Khumalo spent four and a half years with the London-based club but never played in a competitve match.
The centre-back recently revealed that despite this he had no regrets and still looked at the move to London as the highlight of his career. Khumalo said the move helped him grow as a player and as a man trying to make his mark in the world.
Khumalo said he went to England when he was still young and incredibly raw as a player and admits that he did not understand the mentality behind how European football was played and it was something he had to learn.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Khumalo said this steep learning curve helped to push him to new limits as a player, he added that being sent on loan to various clubs during his time in Europe also contributed massively to his experience.
Sport24.com reported that Khumalo admits that he would have preferred to stay with the club to fight for a starting berth but he though on the whole being sent on loan was actually to his personal benefit.
Khumalo said looking back he could now see the broader picture and the logic of being sent on loan which was the technical staff’s way of trying to help him improve his game so he could challenge for a place in the side once the loan deal was over.
Khumalo said, unfortunately, his luck never improved because each time he returned to the club he would be loaned out again and miss his shot at a place in the Spurs side.
Khumalo is currently playing for SuperSport United and has appeared in Bafana Bafana kit 35 times. The 31-year-old is originally from Swaziland.
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