O’Hara reveals his hurt at leaving Spurs for Wolves
Midfielder always wanted to play for Tottenham
Jamie O’Hara has revealed his pain at leaving Tottenham, admitting that his lack of opportunities under Harry Redknapp has forced him to leave his boyhood club.
The 26-year-old made 56 appearances for Spurs after making his debut in December 2007.
However, his last competitive appearance for the Lilywhites came almost two years ago, in a Carling Cup tie against Doncaster in August 2009.
O’Hara was loaned to Redknapp’s former club Portsmouth soon after that match. And, having spent the second half of the last campaign on loan with Wolves, his move to Molineux has become permanent in a �5million deal.
“It’s painful to leave because I always wanted to play for Tottenham,” said O’Hara.
“I played over 50 games for them and I was part of the club for a long period of time.
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“I joined them when I was 17 and I was a Spurs fan so I always wanted to play for the club, but I never really felt like I had the opportunity.
“Juande Ramos played me in a lot of games but then I kind of fell out of favour when Harry Redknapp came in.
“I had a really good pre-season when Redknapp took over but I still got left out and I think from that point on, I realised it was time to move on.
“It just wasn’t happening for me. Sometimes your face fits and I just need to play regular football.
“It’s hard to leave them because I’ve always supported them and I still love the club. It’s a fantastic club. But now I’m a Wolves fan and a Wolves player.”
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