Ledley King is backing Younes Kaboul to become a big success in his second spell at the club.
Kaboul moved to Spurs initially in the summer of 2007, but after one calamitous campaign, he was sold to Portsmouth.
However, his move to the South Coast has reignited his career, with his performances catching the eye of many clubs this season.
Spurs were successful in their chase of the Frenchman and King believes his second stint at the club will be a good one.
“I’ve spent time with him before and we spoke about him becoming a better player and concentrating.
“I’m sure that’s going to happen. All young players make mistakes, especially in defence. But it’s down to us as a team to nurture his talent because he has a fantastic ability.
“I’ve seen him this season and he has done well. He can be one of the great defenders around if he works hard and improves.”
King has also called on Tottenham to be more ruthless after a 0-0 draw with Villa meant they were shut out at home for the fourth time this season.
“There have been times at home when we haven’t put teams away. Teams make it difficult for us. They put a lot of bodies behind the ball, it’s up to us to break them down.
“Teams have come here and kept us out or nicked goals against us when we’ve had all the play. We expect that at home and it’s going to be like that until the end of the season. If we can score the first goal, the game opens up and we can pick teams off.”
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