ADAM Smith admitted he had mixed feelings about his time on loan at Millwall after enduring a frustrating second half of the season.
Smith was ever-present in the Lions side after moving from White Hart Lane last November, playing an instrumental role in the club's 13-match unbeaten run before Christmas.
But after being dropped in the wake of the 5-1 home defeat to Peterborough at the end of February, Smith featured just six times in the remaining 17 games of the season.
"Up until February I was enjoying it but after that I wasn't in the team much – I was in and out quite a bit," he told NewsAtDen. "I'm going to be honest, I didn't really enjoy it then.
"Missing the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley was also disappointing from my point of view. I stayed loyal to Millwall but that's how football goes and I respected the gaffer's decisions. Overall it was a good season.
"Throughout your career you are going to be out of the team and you need to learn how to deal with that. I found a way and hopefully that's set me in good stead for the future.
"I think that I've grown as a player and as a person. I've got experience of playing regularly in this league now and I need all the experience I can get really.
"I definitely want to play in the Premier League next year, whether I do that with Tottenham or go out on loan somewhere. That's what I am looking to do. I don't think I will be coming back to Millwall or anywhere in the Championship."