Didier Zokora has insisted he has no regrets after claiming he chose Tottenham Hotspur over North London rivals Arsenal.
The Ivory Coast international signed for Spurs from St Etienne in 2006, and has since recorded over 100 appearances for the White Hart Lane club.
Zokora is set to line up against Arsenal on Sunday, and ahead of the clash the 28-year-old has revealed that he had an opportunity to join the Gunners.
He told the Telegraph: "Yes, when I signed for Spurs, Arsenal also wanted me.
"I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the World Cup but I preferred to come to Spurs because it gave me a good option for my life. I am very happy."
Zokora, who is contracted to Spurs until 2012, also confirmed he had no intention of leaving Tottenham during reported interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid last year.
He added: "Everybody knows Real Madrid wanted me but I signed a new contract for this club and if they want me, I stay.
"The club needs me, my life is here. Real are one of the best clubs in the world so that is good for me, no? That means I am not a bad player!"