Rafael van der Vaart has vented his annoyance after being left out of Tottenham's Europa League squad.
The Dutchman played in the qualifiers against Hearts, but he suffered a torn hamstring last month against Manchester City with initial fears suggesting he could be out for anything up to two months.
As a result Spurs did not include him in their final selection for the group stages, knowing they can add up to three more players if they make it through.
But van der Vaart has made a rapid recovery after undergoing treatment with specialist Dick van Toorn in his homeland.
And the midfield schemer is unhappy at the fact he will not be able to feature against PAOK Salonika on Thursday.
"In England they are not interested in the Europa League - only the Premiership," van der Vaart said in The Sun.
"But I would have loved to play in the Europa League. It would have helped me regain some rhythm."
He added on his official website that Spurs did not consult him over their decision: "I still think it's a peculiar situation. Spurs could at least have consulted me. Anyway it's up to the point of no return. I will be focusing on the game against Liverpool.
"I'm pretty convinced I will be fit by then thanks to Dick van Toorn."