Former Spurs player admits that he could have left North London sooner than he did

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Michel Vorm has admitted that he sometimes wonders whether he could have left Tottenham Hotspur sooner and become a first-choice goalkeeper elsewhere but insisted that he has no regrets over the decisions he made during his career.

The Dutch shot-stopper arrived from Swansea in the summer of 2014, soon after Mauricio Pochettino took over in North London.

He went on to be a fantastic servant for the club, acting as Hugo Lloris’ main understudy for the majority of the six years he spent at Spurs.

The 37-year-old, who had been without a club since his contract with the Lilywhites ran out in July, took to Instagram last month to post a heartfelt message announcing his retirement from the game.

Although Vorm only made 48 appearances during his time at Spurs, he was a respected voice in the dressing room and the former Spurs man admitted that he enjoyed being part of the journey at the club.

When asked whether he should have been a first choice goalkeeper for longer, he told Dutch publication NOC (as relayed by Sport Witness): “Oof! That is a very difficult question.

“I have also sometimes thought: if I had made choice A instead of choice B, it might have turned out differently. You don’t know.

“If you then notice after a year ‘I don’t play that much’, I could have looked further. But then you give it another season and suddenly you’re there for six years.

“There have been opportunities to leave in the meantime, but for me, the feeling is very important. I was very much appreciated and was really part of the group. I have seen players grow up and I was the oldest in the group. had a certain influence on it, dare I say.

“And in the end, I played more than 350 games in professional football and lived a childhood dream, that’s just the case. I am critical of myself, but in the end, I am very happy and proud of what I have achieved.”

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