Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed he would likely be playing for Tottenham had it qualified for this season's Champions League.
"It's true that Tottenham tempted me because it was a young team which was third in the league," Hazard said in a France Football article.
"Unfortunately, the end of the season did not go well. They did not reach the Champions League, which tipped the balance."
Chelsea won the Champions League last season, which ultimately cost Spurs its place, but Hazard did not enjoy the manner in which they did it.
"Nobody was really a fan of Chelsea's game last season," he said.
"The directors told me they were going to recruit good players with whom I could play decent football.
"The title of European champion, and Champions League qualification, counted for a lot because the club was not doing well in the league.
"Once Chelsea won the final, it was a natural choice."
While others might see the AFC Champions League as a distraction, Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat certainly doesn't.