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Nelsen harbours no regrets over Spurs spell

The 34-year-old may have been offered the opportunity to become part of André Villas-Boas’ new era at the club but instead opted to join up with his old Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes at Queens Park Rangers.
“I could’ve probably stayed at Tottenham,” he says.
“They pretty much said they would like me to stay but they didn’t have a manager at the time. I couldn’t wait for that so when Mark came in it was a no-brainer.”
The central defender found the Spurs set up a natural fit but says he has no regrets about turning his back on Tottenham.
“I loved my time at Spurs. It’s a classy club from the chairman to the kit man. I enjoyed every minute of it and it was a great experience. But I’ve got no regrets at the way things turned out. I couldn’t be happier at QPR.”
Hughes’ men went down 2-1 to Spurs on Sunday, a loss that sees QPR sitting one off the bottom in the English Premier League.
Christchurch-born Nelsen is expected to re-join his All Whites team mates next month as they take on Tahiti in a home-and-away double header in Stage 3 of Oceania qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The All Whites will travel to Papeete to take on the Toa Aito on October 12 before facing the same opposition in Christchurch just a few days later on October 16.
Skipper Nelsen and co will be looking to continue their 100 per cent record in Stage 3 after already posting wins over New Caledonia and Solomon Islands in their first two matches.


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