QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo comments on his decision to leave Tottenham

Massimo Luongo

QPR's Massimo Luongo admits he does not regret his decision to leave Tottenham Hotspur.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo has insisted to the London Evening Standard that he does not regret his decision to quit Tottenham for a spell with Swindon Town in 2013.

The 22-year-old recognised his first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane would be limited and thus made the decision to join the League One outfit on an initial loan move.

After impressing at the Country Ground, he soon made his switch permanent, before going on to become a key player for the North Wiltshire outfit.

This summer saw the Australian international, who was named as Most Valuable Player at the 2015 AFC Asia Cup earlier this year, completed a switch to Loftus Road, alongside Robins team-mate Ben Gladwin. 

Luongo told the London Evening Standard: “I had the choice to sign for Swindon permanently, which was a big decision and I don’t regret it. 

“If I hadn’t taken that step, I’d have kept doing the same thing at Spurs and gone out on loan again. Who knows whether I would have ever got a chance?"

“As long as you get games, that’s the most important thing. It would be ideal to help get QPR promoted and take them on. It would be great for all of us to be on the pitch together again.”

After making his international breakthrough, Luongo has enjoyed a remarkable rise - based on his current career trajectory, he could soon find himself as a Premier League regular.

For the Australian, promotion with his new club will remain the priority, but once established a top flight player, he will look to cement his status as one of English football's most technically gifted midfielders.

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