Assou-Ekotto set for Spurs stay


Rumours that Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s time at Tottenham could be numbered has been dispelled by Andre Villas-Boas.

The Spurs boss has described Benny as an “extremely important” player for Tottenham and has no plans to bring in any fresh faces at left-back.

Both Kyle Naughton and Jan Vertonghen have operated in the position this season, especially with Ekotto missing four months of the campaign with a knee problem and then failing to hold down the position on a regular basis upon his return.

“We finally have Benoit back so, apart from the fluid that he has on the knee, he was involved in all of the fixtures since he got back,” AVB told the Tottenham Journal.

“He’s an extremely important player for us. We have Danny Rose coming back and Zeki Fryers so we have to make the best decision [for next season].”

It’s interesting that AVB mentions both Danny Rose and Zeki Fryers as competition for BAE, but no mention of Kyle Naughton. You’d expect one of Naughton or Rose to depart for regular first-team football next season.

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    • Maybe because he's crap? If we have to get rid of a full back it should be Naughton. Lacks pace, technique, cool hair, there is no reason to keep him. He'll be 25 this year and is never going to get any better.


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