Tottenham Hotspur have had a number of fan favourites down the years, as well as some big personalities, and Sandro Raniere certainly fills both categories.
The Brazilian defensive midfielder signed for the Lilywhites back in 2010 and went on to play 96 games for the North London club. In that time, he managed three Spurs goals, including that incredible strike against Manchester United (Wikipedia).
He eventually left Tottenham after four seasons in 2014, moving to Queens Park Rangers, before eventually transferring to the Super Lig and then Serie A.
Now 30-years-old, Sandro has been looking back on his time with Spurs fondly in a recent interview, even claiming that he believes he left the club far too quickly.
The midfield man says that he had just renewed a new contract and had three years left in North London, but rushed his decision to quit.
He names Kane, Vertonghen, Eriksen, as Pochettino as people who had just come onto the scene, with a hint of regret that he did not stay to work with them.
He said (Globo Esporte): “I regret leaving Tottenham. I had three more years of contract, had just renewed. I rushed.
“I was one of those loved by the fans, by the team. One of those with more time at the club, four seasons. At that time everyone was young. Kane, Eriksen, Vertonghen. Pochettino had just arrived. I rushed.”
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