Huddlestone returns to White Hart Lane for the first time since ending his eight-year association with the London club in the summer to make the move to the KC Stadium and while he admits he owes a huge debt of gratitude to Spurs, he is aiming to upset his former employers with a big performance for the Tigers.
“It will be an exciting game going back there after spending eight years with them,” said Huddlestone.
“It’s going to be special in that sense. But from our point of view, we’ve got to try and get some more points on the board so it will only really be a good day if we can get a positive result.
“White Hart Lane is a very difficult place to go, especially with the players they brought in over the summer. With the style of football they play, it’s always exciting down there and so we have to try and nullify that and implement our own style on the game.”
Huddlestone was just 18 years of age when he left Derby County to join Spurs in 2005 and he credits the years he spent in north London for turning him into the player he is today.
“Those years at Tottenham have formed most of my career so far,” added Huddlestone.
“I went there as an 18-year-old boy and left as a 26-year-old man. I’ll always hold my time there in high regard.
“It was a key time in my development as a player as most of my development took place there. Like I said, I was a boy leaving a Championship club to join one of the biggest clubs in England.”
Now Huddlestone’s focus is on a new chapter in his career, one that has started in impressive fashion with the Tigers and he wants that to continue.
“We could do with putting some more points on the board.
“Every game is a tough game and I think going to White Hart Lane is one of the toughest of the season. It’s almost impossible to pick their starting eleven with the amount of players they’ve got, so we’ll see who plays for them, hopefully implement our own style on the game and first and foremost, make ourselves hard to beat.”