Vedran Corluka admits it would have been a strange experience to take to the field against his boyhood club Dinamo Zagreb.
But the defender is cup-tied for tonight's UEFA Cup group match with the Croatian champions at The Lane and will be watching the encounter as a fan with loyalties to both sides!
Vedran came through the youth system at Dinamo, along with fellow Spur Luka Modric and Arsenal's Eduardo.
And as a lifelong fan of the club, 'Charlie' admits his time there was special, and he has given his current team-mates a few pointers ahead of the clash.
"I love Dinamo Zagreb and I was there for 12 or 13 years, so it would have been a difficult game for me," he said.
"My time there was great. We won titles and we had a good team with the likes of Eduardo and Luka.
"I can imagine how successful the club would have been if we'd have all stayed there, but they still have a good side.
"It will be a tough game for us because they won their first group game and are full of confidence, especially being top of their domestic league as well.
"They're a good team who like to play football, but we're a Premier League team and we need to show that we can also play football and use the advantages we have in other areas."
TONIGHT'S match is live on Spurs TV Online -