Benoit Assou-Ekotto has taken Harry Redknapp’s decision to substitute him during the Young Boys defeat in a positive manner.
The left-back who can look at times as if he has no emotion has surprised us with his positive reaction to the decision by Harry during the match in Bern after just 36 minnutes.
Assou-Ekotto, lets face it had a nightmare of a game and also picked up a booking but has decided to look forward, rather than let his head drop.
“Of course I wasn’t happy to come off. Nobody would be,” Assou-Ekotto told The Mirror.
“But I realised it was tactical. I saw what the manager was trying to do and I understood.
“I had a yellow card and if I’d made another foul and it was ten against eleven it would have been even worse for us.
“To dwell on it would be pointless. We still have a second game to come.
“The biggest problem for us was the pitch. Football has to be played on grass and not synthetic surfaces. It gives them an advantage.
“I have been a professional for seven years and I have never played on a pitch like that. The second leg game will be very different on grass.”
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