Jermaine Jenas admits that he was glad to return to the Tottenham first-team after injury.
The midfielder came on as a substitute during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, which was his first appearance of the new campaign.
“When you’ve been on the sidelines for so long it gets you down, you see the lads out there and you just want to be part of it,” he told the official Spurs site.
“It’s been enjoyable being back in training and getting 45 minutes under my belt in what was a tough game.
“I’ve only trained so to go into a match situation and come through unscathed is ideal.”
“We scored early, we were getting about them and Jermain scored a fantastic goal.
“They came back with a fantastic free-kick from Ryan Giggs, then Anderson scored and that knocked us back a little.
“We came out for the second half firing, the keeper pulled off a superb save from me, Crouchy hit the bar and from there, it was a bit of a sucker punch third goal and that knocked the wind out of our sails. But that’s why they are champions.”
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