By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Nabil Bentaleb has no regrets about leaving high flying Tottenham for Schalke during the summer.

The midfielder left Spurs for the German club on season-long loan at the end of the transfer window after falling down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

Bentaleb barely figured for Mauricio Pochettino’s team last season and his status was reduced further following the summer capture of Victor Wanyama.

Since leaving, the 21-year-old has watched his parent club build on last season’s third-place finish and climb to second in the Premier League.

By contrast,  Schalke sit 16th in the Bundesliga following a disappointing start to the campaign.

However, despite his loan side’s slow start to the season, the Algerian does not have any second thoughts about leaving Spurs.

“Even if Tottenham were leading I would not regret my move,” Bentaleb told German outlet Bild, as quoted by talkSPORT.

“At Schalke they believe in me. I’ve decided, and nothing changes just because we lost a few games.”

Bentaleb still has nearly four years remaining on the Spurs contract he signed in the summer of 2015.

In other Tottenham news, Sir Alex Ferguson urged Manchester United to sign this Spurs senior man this summer.