Kaboul: Win reward for patience

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul has praised his side’s patience as the key to their victory over Bolton.


Spurs were 1-0 up at half-time but had squandered a whole raft of chances, mainly due to the performance of Jussi Jaaskelainen in the Bolton goal.


Kaboul believes that this could have frustrated many teams, but Harry Redknapp’s side showed quality and patience before sealing the win in the second half.


“We should have finished the game by half-time but their goalkeeper was fantastic,” said the Frenchman.


“In games like that you have to stay patient, concentrate and that’s what happened.


“We scored two more goals and after that, nothing else (in terms of the result) could happen.”


Goals from Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe made sure of the victory in a game where Gary Cahill was red carded early in the game.


This was Spurs sixth successive league victory and they have now not lost for 11 games – matching their previous best in the Premier League.


There has been much talk of the a title challenge from Harry Redknapp’s team, but Kaboul is refusing to think so far ahead.


“The most important thing is to carry on like this and see what happens come May,” added the 25-year-old.


“We have to stay focused and try to keep going until the end of the season.


“We’re playing good football, everyone is doing his best in every game and we have to carry on and be strong, that’s most important.”


Tottenham’s next fixture in the League is a trip to the Britannia Stadium and a recently resurgent Stoke City.

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