Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov admits that it took some convincing for him to sign up with the North London club in 2006.
Dimitar Berbatov has actually confessed that he was underwhelmed by Tottenham Hotspur‘s interest in him, thinking that he sufficed to play for a bigger club.
The Bulgarian striker joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 and invested 2 full seasons at White Hart Lane prior to signing for Manchester United
Berbatov scored 46 goals for Spurs in all competitions, however he has actually exposed that it took some convincing for him to sign up with the North London outfit.
“I was like, ‘wait a minute, Spurs want me? What? Not Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United?” he informed talkSPORT. “I was believing all these dumb concerns due to the fact that I was believing I was doing so well that a big team need to follow me.
” When you’re young, you think you understand whatever. You think you have all the responses to all the concerns, however you have absolutely nothing.
” Once again, my instinct will start working the exact same, ‘Berbs now is the correct time, tough however we need to challenge ourselves’.
” In the end, their perseverance was a big aspect for me, and naturally, conference [manager] Martin Jol was the minute I understood I needed to go there.”
Berbatov went on to play for Fulham, Monaco, PAOK and lastly Indian side Kerala Blasters, where he ended his playing profession in 2018.