Some strange quotes have emerged this afternoon after Benoit Assou-Ekotto was quoted saying that Kyle Naughton is “not a real left-back”.
With Assou-Ekotto missing the vast majority of the season so far, Kyle Naughton has slotted in well at left-back when called upon. Although he is used to operating as a right-back BAE’s comments seem a bit strange. Even if Benny does not view Naughton as a “threat” to the place he has held down for the last eight years, should he be publically admitting so?
The 28-year-old came off the bench against Manchester United to supply the cross which led to Clint Dempsey’s equaliser.
Assou-Ekotto was quizzed by the press about Naughton and had this to say: “He’s not a real left-back and I don’t think he has the same left foot as me, so I’m not worried about that,”
“I’m not worried because obviously I can do stuff with my left foot that he can’t do.”
“To come back in the Premier League is quite hard because it’s high-tempo, but sometimes it’s easier to play against Manchester United than against a team in the bottom half,” he added.
“I think it was a good game to come back in. My cross was OK.”
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