Egyptian striker Mido is determined to prove Roma were wrong to loan him out to Tottenham Hotspur after just six months in Serie A.
Mido marked his debut for the club by scoring twice in the 3-1 win over Portsmouth on Saturday.
The 21-year-old moved to White Hart Lane on an 18-month loan after becoming frustrated at his lack of opportunities with Roma following his switch from Marseille last summer.
“The last period was tough and was like a bottle-neck in my career,” Mido told his personal website.
“Some people in Roma tried to destroy me and didn’t give me the chance to prove myself with the team.
“I’m happy with the decision I took to play for Tottenham which my heart chose. My team-mates have helped me a lot since I came to London.
“I practiced very well last week under coach Martin Jol and I thank God for the two goals.
“I am glad to be part of this great team which is considered one of England’s ancient clubs.”
Meanwhile, Jol admits he is delighted that he secured Mido for 18 months without a fee.
“He wanted to come for six months and then I talked with him and he made a decision to come for 18 months,” said Jol.
“You cannot ask for more. We have a player for 18 months and we don’t have to pay a fee.”