Mbulelo Mabizela admits that mistakes in his personal life cost him his career at Spurs.
The South African defender is set to line up for England’s friendly opponents Platinum Stars today where he could face his former Spurs team-mates Ledley King and Jermain Defoe.
He told the Mirror: “When I look back, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. I made some mistakes, mistakes in my personal life, things I’d rather not elaborate upon, as a result of me leaving Spurs.
“Those mistakes happened and that was the reason I had to leave Spurs. I left and I came back to South Africa – I went for help, I got help, I’m still being helped. I wouldn’t say I’m OK now, but I feel I’m going forward now.
“I can say that, even though it’s just an open public session, everyone in my team is looking forward to the game with England. I had a good start at Spurs, but it was too short and it’s something that I will always look back upon with regret.
“Those days are gone, though. You can’t dwell on them. I have to carry on with my life and my career. I played with Ledley, Defoe, some of the guys that I’ll be up against here.”
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