Crouch pledges future to Spurs

Crouch returned to the club where he started his career, in 2009 when he joined from Portsmouth

“I’m so happy here that I want to be here for the rest of my career,” he told The People.

“For a time at Liverpool, I didn’t think I would ever leave there – but eventually felt I had to move on. Here I am so settled and there is no limit to what we can achieve. Unless they kick me out, I’ll be hanging around!

“I haven’t had many injuries and I feel like I can go on for a long, long time – hopefully that will be at Tottenham.”

Current Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has managed Crouch at three different clubs.

“I have always enjoyed working with Harry, in two spells at Portsmouth, at Southampton and now here,” said Crouch.

“He’s a lot different to a lot of other managers, who are far more stand-offish. It was great for me to work with him again after being at Liverpool.

“He gets the best out of me and he is getting the best out of a group of players, a lot of whom have been here for a while and not really achieved that much. They had been playing below par but he has come in and given everyone belief, like he has done with me throughout my career.

“Every time I’ve played for him, he’s told me there is no end to what I can achieve. He was telling me ‘you’ll play for England’ before I was even getting in the Southampton team. He had that much belief in me. In the end you start believing in it. He knows the game inside out, he knows his tactics but his biggest strength is giving us that belief.”