Striker Darren Bent believes his Twitter outburst against Tottenham may have helped speed up his £10m move from the club to Sunderland.
Bent, 25, criticised Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on social networking site Twitter as the transfer was delayed.
"In the long run it seems like it has (paid off) but at the same time I was disappointed at the way it came out," said the England international.
"I just wanted to come to Sunderland. I am delighted to be here."
The deal for Bent could rise to £16.5m depending on his success with the Black Cats, and he has targeted recapturing his England place by flourishing in the more relaxed atmosphere at Sunderland compared to Tottenham.
"There is a lot of politics at Tottenham, but that's Tottenham as a club," added Bent.
"I'm a Sunderland player now and it seems a lot more relaxed here.
"The fans are passionate and they have a fantastic stadium. It is the perfect place for me to play well, score goals and hopefully get back into the England set-up.
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