Routledge makes Eagles apology
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wayne Routledge has apologised to Crystal Palace fans.Tottenham new boy Wayne Routledge has apologised to Crystal Palace fans for his reaction to being barracked last season.
The England Under-21 international was heavily criticised by Palace fans at the back end of last season after snubbing a new deal at Selhurst Park.
Routledge believes he has learnt a lot from the whole episode and is concentrating on life at White Hart Lane.
"It seems a long time ago but I am at Tottenham after what seemed a long, drawn-out process, so it's good to get some training under my belt," said Routledge.
"It was frustrating it took so long to move across London but I was always totally concentrated on my football.
"It is definitely something I have learned from, something that has made me stronger.
"It was hard to cope with but I just love playing football. So as long as I was playing I could push everything to the back of my mind.
"I could understand the fans' reaction. I should never have thrown my shirt down.
"I regret doing it to this day and probably will regret it for the rest of my career.
"I've said sorry and will learn. I always carried on giving everything, though.
"If you know what I am about, then that is the only way I know how to react.
"I gave everything for Palace until my very last day, my last kick of the ball but I felt it was right to move on and progress my career.
"Hopefully, I can do that with Tottenham."
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