Chelsea target has 'no regrets' over Spurs

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Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar says he has no regrets over his decision to move to north London in favour of a switch to Chelsea.

The 29-year-old South African has suffered with a succession of injuries since joining from Everton in January, and has started just two games in the past eight months.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has a plethora of options in his midfield ranks at White Hart Lane, and as Pienaar continues his recovery from a groin injury, he knows he faces a tough task to get back in the Tottenham side.

"It's depressing," he admitted. "The team is playing well and getting results, which is satisfying.

"But if you're not playing you don't have a hand in helping the team and as a player you always want to be part of a team that's doing well."

Despite his recent run of bad luck, Pienaar insists he made the right decision in opting to sign for Tottenham over Chelsea, after both clubs had bids accepted for him at the start of the year.

But a move to Stamford Bridge was never a consideration for the midfielder, who is fully focused on his future as a Spurs player.

"I signed a four-and-a-half year contract," Pienaar continued. "If it's not working out this season I'll just have to wait until next season.

"You just have to keep on going and don't give up. I don't regret turning down Chelsea at all. I turned Chelsea down for personal stuff."

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