Didier Zokora is looking forward to returning to Belgium for Thursday's Uefa Cup game with Anderlecht.
The midfielder made his introduction to European football in the country with Genk after making the switch from his homeland of the Ivory Coast.
Zokora spent four years with the Belgian club before moving to St Etienne in France, and eventually on to Spurs in the summer of 2006.
Spurs currently top Group G, and victory over the Belgian champions will guarantee their progress in the competition.
For Zokora, though, the game will be a chance to relive a period of his career which he admits he thoroughly enjoyed, even if he did have to endure a tricky start.
"I am very happy to get the chance to go back to Belgium which was my first stop in Europe," he told Spurs' official website.
"I joined Genk at the age of 18 and spent four years there, finishing as champions in 2002. It was a great moment in my life."
"I was 18 and it was good for me.
"I came from Africa and it was difficult at first because I was so young and spoke French. When I got there I found that some people speak French and others speak Flemish.
"The first six months were very hard for me, at first I called my mother and told her I wanted to come back to Africa. My friends urged me to stay by reminding me that I loved football and I got more confident."
Zokora did reveal a statistic from his time in Belgium though which may concern Spurs supporters who are expecting their side to go to Anderlecht and win.
"I never won against them in six games and I hope my luck changes on Thursday," he revealed.
"The Genk fans will be very happy too if I am in a team that wins against Anderlecht.
"They are probably the best team in Belgium and they have a lot of Champions League experience."