Kranjcar laments 'disappointing' Spurs spell

Niko Kranjcar has spoken of his delight at moving to Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev, after admitting his time at Tottenham Hotspur was ‘disappointing’.

The 27-year-old completed his move to Kiev on Thursday, ending his three-year association with the North London side.

Kranjcar initially impressed during his debut campaign with Spurs, but found first-team opportunities increasingly hard to come by, making only nine Premier League starts last season.

And after completing his move to the Eastern European outfit, for a fee believed to be around £5.5 million, the Croatia international confirmed the last two years of his career have been frustrating.

"After a great first season, where we made the Champions League and played a lot of matches, the last two were quite disappointing because you want to play football," said Kranjcar.

The former Spurs ace also revealed that Kiev have been tracking him for some time, confirming they first tried to sign him back in 2003.

"I thought the price was too high that Spurs wanted for me last year and I thought then they would not come back for me," he added.

"But I am happy and satisfied… I am moving to a big club, a strong league.

"I am glad that I settled everything before the Euros start because I am calm now and can concentrate on our matches."