Jonathan Woodgate believes Tottenham Hotspur are 'going places' under manager Juande Ramos.
The centre-back joined Spurs from Middlesbrough during the January transfer window, ending an 18-month stay with his hometown club.
Woodgate is delighted to be at White Hart Lane, and is pleased to be playing under a 'proper manager'.
"I could have stayed at Middlesbrough and had the easy, comfortable life, but I wanted to come to Spurs and play for a team who are going places," he said in the Daily Mail.
"I want to play for a club with ambition who are trying to win trophies. With this manager and with these players, you can see what they're trying to build.
"Being at Spurs reminds me of when I was at Leeds and we had all these new players coming in - I was excited.
"The fans are good at Spurs, the manager has won silverware, he looks the part and he knows what he's doing - he's a proper manager.
"I'm playing with good players here. Fabio Capello will come and watch a lot. It's just down the road for him, but it's four hours to Middlesbrough."
The 28-year-old could feature for England on Wednesday after being named in Fabio Capello's 23-man England squad for the game against Switzerland.