Gylfi Sigurdsson has told talkSPORT it was Tottenham’s ambition that finally turned his attentions away from Liverpool.
Sigurdsson, 23, has made a slow start to his Spurs career but has backed the club’s atmosphere to bring out his best.
“When you look at the players that are here, they are fantastic,” he said. “It’s an environment where you can improve. There’s a new training ground and plans for a new stadium.
“The ambition of the club is very high and things going on inside the club are great. The club finished fourth last season and they are aiming higher this season. It’s a great club so it wasn’t a hard decision.”
Tottenham were relegated to the Europa League, despite finishing fourth last season, after Chelsea’s dramatic win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Many British clubs have failed to take the second-tier competition seriously in recent years but Sigurdsson claims Spurs are desperate to land the trophy.
“Every footballer wants to play in the Champions League, it’s the highest stage,” he went on to say. “Tottenham were very unlucky last year that they didn’t get in it when Chelsea won the trophy.
“We’re in the Europa League now and the ambition this season is to try and get a champions league spot.
“The club wants to win trophies and the Euopra league is a great trophy. The manager has won it before with Porto and the squad want to do well in it, so we want to win it.”