Vedran Corluka is looking forward to returning to a club he is thankful to for giving him his big chance in English football.
We visit Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League today, where the defender spent a season following a move from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2007.
Vedran was a key part of what was something of a revolution at Eastlands under previous boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, and his performances during 2007/08 earned him a move to The Lane.
And although the Croatian has loyalties in only one camp at the moment, he took the time to acknowledge the contribution City made to his career.
"I'm really excited because I had a great time at City, everyone was really good to me, but hopefully we'll go there and get a result," said Vedran.
"City gave me the opportunity to play in England and show my ability, so I only have good words to say for that club.
"I was one of eight new players that came into the club that summer, so it was an exciting time and I was lucky to be at there at that time."
And who better placed to give his assessment of what we will be up against when we face Mark Hughes' side?
"It will be tough because they are playing very well at home this season. They have many good players, as do we, so it will be an interesting game.
"Lots of things have changed for us. We've had some good results over the last two weeks and we are not afraid of anyone. I think we can go to Eastlands and play a good game."
This interview is now available on Spurs TV Online -