Assou-Ekotto comments taken out of context

Published Add your comment

Football News

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has issued a statement to reiterate his commitment to the cause under Harry Redknapp, in a bid to set the record straight.

The 28-year-old Cameroon international was recently quoted by France Football, saying the Europa League was 'useless', and that he had a 'gentleman's agreement' with chairman Daniel Levy that he could leave White Hart Lane in search of guaranteed Champions League football.

Spurs are on course to finish in fourth place in the Premier League this year, but if Chelsea win their Champions League final encounter against Bayern Munich later this month, then only the top three clubs in England will be assured of a place in Europe's top tier competition.

"I want to take this opportunity to clarify some comments that have appeared in the media today [Tuesday]," said Assou-Ekotto.

"I am fully committed to Tottenham Hotspur and proud to represent the club any match, whatever the competition."

The left-back first arrived in north London from Lens in 2006, and having turned in a series of impressive performances for Tottenham this season, has continued to see his stock rise.

"I am very much enjoying my time here," he added. "It is a wonderful club with great support and I am looking forward to recovering from my injury in time for next season."

Tottenham host Fulham at home on Sunday, and go into the final round of fixtures one point behind Arsenal in third place, and one ahead of Newcastle in fifth.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again