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Mido hints at Spurs exit

22 May 2007 - 08:24:50

Mido's future at Tottenham Hotspur is hanging in the balance after the outspoken striker claimed he made a mistake in moving to White Hart Lane.

The 24-year-old is unhappy after making only seven Premier League starts during a season in which he has slipped behind Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe in the pecking order.

The Egypt international - who has already played for seven clubs across Europe during an eight-year career - was expected to move to Manchester City during the transfer window but the deal fell through at the 11th hour.

Mido initially moved to Spurs on loan from AS Roma last season before making the switch into a permanent transfer last summer.

"I would be lying if I said that I am happy at Spurs. Any player who doesn't play will not feel happy," he told Egyptian television.

"The hard times started with me making the wrong decision.

"I made a big mistake when I signed permanently for Spurs.

"I know that this could result in problems but it is the truth."

Mido's comments come just nine months after he agreed a £4.5million transfer from AS Roma, where he proclaimed: "It was and it always will be a great honour for me to play for Tottenham.

"I can't wait to pull on a Tottenham shirt, to play at the Lane and score some goals."

The controversial striker was also thrown out of last year's African Cup of Nations after reacting angrily to being substituted in the semi-final victory over Senegal.


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