Roman Pavlyuchenko believes he improved during his time in the Premier League and is confident he has made the right decision to leave Tottenham Hotspur to join Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Russia striker scored 42 goals in 113 appearances for Spurs after arriving from Spartak Moscow in 2008, but was unable to establish himself in the starting line-up.
After making just five substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, Pavlyuchenko secured a move away before the close of the transfer window after signing a three-and-a-half year contract with Lokomotiv.
The 30-year-old admits he could have stayed with the title hopefuls, but was keen to play regular football ahead of this summer's European Championship.
"I was playing in a strong league, I enjoyed the game and I scored some important goals," Pavlyuchenko told ITAR-TASS regarding his time at Tottenham.
"During the time I spent there, I developed as a footballer and I became more professional.
"I think all the decisions I have made during my career have been right. My decision to sign for Lokomotiv is not an exception.
"I could've stayed at Tottenham and dealt with meaningless things. My desire is to play. I decided, together with my family, that this is the best way.
"Lokomotiv are a top team and I want to help to reach the serious goals. This season it's a reality to win the Russian title."