Robbie Keane admits he needed no convincing to rejoin Tottenham after the "dream" he was chasing at Liverpool turned into a nightmare.
The forward headed to Anfield in the summer in a move that cost the Reds up to £20million, but after a brief - and largely unhappy - spell on Merseyside, he is back at White Hart Lane.
"I'm delighted to be back. This is a club that's dear to my heart and I've got some great memories from when I was here for six years," the Republic of Ireland international told Spurs TV.
Keane will make his second debut for the club at home to north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday as Spurs bid to put more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.
And the player himself will be looking to kick-start a season which never got off the ground at Liverpool, where he took until October to score his first goal and November to open his account in the league.
"I'm looking forward to the next few years I have with the club and I'm really delighted to be back amongst the lads again," Keane added.
"I have to say, it's like I never left. The lads have been spot on, the usual, and every fan I've met so far has been absolutely brilliant to me.
"I don't think I needed convincing (to come back). For whatever reason things didn't work out for me up there. That's life. And sometimes you just have to accept that and get on with it.
"I was chasing a dream - the team I supported as a kid, as a kid growing up you always want to play for the team you support.
"But sometimes the grass is not always greener on the other side and that's been the case. I'm back now. That is the past and I am looking to the future."
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