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Recently departed Spurs player admits time he spent in North London was ‘a privilege’

Jonathan De Bie, who left Tottenham Hotspur in January has admitted that he enjoyed every minute of the four and a half years he spent at the club.

De Bie rose through the academy ranks after arriving at Spurs in 2016 but he failed to make a first-team appearance during his time in North London.

The goalkeeper captained the club’s Under-18s during the 2017/18 season and was also part of Tottenham’s pre-season trip to Asia in 2019.

The 20-year-old completed a move back to his native country in January, signing for RWD Molenbeek, who play in the Belgian First Division B, the second tier of Belgian football.

He made his debut between the sticks for the club at the weekend but was unable to keep a clean sheet after Molembeek played out a 1-1 draw with NXT.

De Bie will be hoping it is the first of many appearances for the club as he looks towards his future but the youngster admitted that he will never forget the time he spent at Tottenham.

When asked about his time in North London, he told Belgium publication DH: “They were an important four and a half years of my life. I left to go there at 16, a bit immature and anxious about what was going to happen.

“I didn’t speak a word of English. It was also a human experience. I only have good memories.

” I met incredible people, whether it be staff or players. Being alongside world-class players for four and a half years was a privilege.”

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