The 20-year-old believes he should have joined Spurs’ London rivals Arsenal instead.
The youngster is currently impressing on loan at Championship side QPR.
“I was going to go to Arsenal and Comolli was there with Wenger,” Taarabt told the Evening Standard.
“But he went to Tottenham so I went there. That was a big mistake for me.
“My friends in England – like Armand Traore and Abou Diaby at Arsenal – told me Tottenham were not the right fit for me.
“The big mistake was to sign for Tottenham and not go to another club when I first came over.”
“Juande Ramos didn’t know me at all and I had one bad performance when we lost 4-1 to Newcastle and after that he never gave me my chance,” he continued.
“Harry Redknapp told me I was a fantastic player with a big talent but he wanted me to go to the Championship, play some games and then come back to play for him. But I don’t want to go back to Tottenham.”