Giovani Dos Santos has claimed he is getting back to his best form with Racing Santander and is enjoying a run of games.

Dos Santos is currently on loan with the Spanish club and performng well after failing to force his way into manager Harry Redknapp’s plans once again.

The Mexican international had played regularly in pre-season for Spurs, putting in some performances that gave Spurs fans hope that he might fulfill his promise.

But he soon fell down the pecking order again and has bemoaned the lack of opportunities he had at Tottenham.

“I’m really happy with how things have gone in Santander, I think coming back to Spanish football has been crucial.

“I went through two very tough years, during which I barely played. I just wasn’t given a chance.

“The situation wasn’t ideal either, because when I signed Juande Ramos was in charge and I was quite regularly involved.

“Then he got sacked and Harry Redknapp came in, and I’ve not been part of his plans.

“This season has been more frustrating because I thought I’d get more playing time.

“I came back from the World Cup, played during pre-season and performed very well in several games, but yet again I wasn’t given an opportunity.”

Despite this frustration, Gio insists there is no personal problems between himself and Redknapp.

“Not at all. I trained hard and gave 100 per cent during the week because I wanted to convince him to give me more playing time. But at the end of the day it’s his decision and it didn’t go my way.

“The most important thing is that I’m doing really well here in Santander.

“At the moment I’m trying to rediscover my best form and I want to be back at the top of the world game in the not-too-distant future. That’s my goal and I’m very focused on achieving it.

“This spell at Racing has really helped me regain my confidence and match sharpness, and I think I’m on the up again.”

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