After training with his new teammates for the first time since completing a deadline day move from West Ham to Tottenham, Scott Parker says he can't wait to get started with his new club.
Returning from international duty, the 30-year-old midfielder has already been impressed by the club from the outside looking in, and admits he is excited by the challenge that lies ahead with Spurs.
"Tottenham have always been a very big club in terms of the players they've attracted," said last season's Football Writers Player of the Season. "The way they've played, that certain style of football.
"It's a fantastic club and over the last few years there have been some very big players here.
"The club is only going in one direction and it's evident how much the club has progressed. I'm delighted to be part of it now. Hopefully I can add something as well."
Reflecting on his personal form which orchestrated a move to White Hart Lane, Parker believes that despite suffering relegation last season, his career has reached a new level.
And the England star wants to continue playing at the top level for as long as he possibly can, setting himself both individual and team goals to reach with Tottenham.
"Things have gone really well for me over the last few years, especially over the last year," he added. "I've broken into the England team and last season, although we eventually got relegated, on a personal level I played some of the best football I've played.
"My main target is always to keep fit and then to try and force my way into the team here, try to stay in there and help the team as much as I can.
"I hope my qualities, which might be different to other players here, can bring something different to the team and add to it, that we can move up the league and have a good season."
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