Davids torn over future
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Spurs midfielder Edgar Davids admits he faces a tough decision regarding his future.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Edgar Davids admits he faces a tough decision regarding his future.
Davids has 12 months remaining on his contract at White Hart Lane, having joined Spurs from Internazionale last summer.
The Dutch warhorse has helped the club to the cusp of UEFA Champions League qualification and has enjoyed his time in North London.
But he is also torn by the desire to return to Holland after spending the past decade playing for some of Europe's biggest clubs.
The 33-year-old is waiting to discuss his future and concedes it will be an agonising decision over whether to stay at Spurs or go back to Holland.
"It's a tough decision," admitted Davids. "I don't know yet. I'm happy here.
"It's a good environment and there are possibilities to do well.
"At the end of the day you maybe want to go home.
"The difficulty is that I like it here. I've got a year to go. I just have to chat with a couple of people.
"We have a great team with some players who will be really big in the future without a doubt."
Davids admits his goal upon arrival at White Hart Lane was to achieve European football for the club - a target that has been attained.
The only thing to determine is which competition Spurs will play in next season, although Davids does not feel it would be a travesty if Arsenal deny the club a spot in the UEFA Champions League.
He added: "When I came here I said we wanted to finish higher than we did last year and I also said that we wanted to play in Europe.
"If we come fourth and Arsenal win the Champions League we will still play in Europe. Everybody wants to play in the Champions League because that's where it's all happening.
"If that has not happened we have to play in the Uefa Cup and that's not bad. It's still good for the progress of the players. You go abroad and compare your own style to others."