Benoit Assou-Ekotto: Kyle Naughton "is not a real left-back"

Assou-Ekotto confident of regaining place
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Benoit Assou-Ekotto expresses his confidence that he can remove Kyle Naughton from the Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup.

Tottenham Hotspur left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has insisted that he is not worried about regaining his place in the starting lineup from Kyle Naughton.

A knee injury ruled Assou-Ekotto out four months earlier this season and during that time youngster Naughton was given the opportunity to deputise in the Cameroon international's place.

However, Assou-Ekotto has insisted that it is only a matter of time before he is back in the team because he believes that Naughton "is not a real left-back".

"I am not worried about that because obviously I can do stuff with my left foot that [Naughton] can't do," the London Evening Standard quotes Assou-Ekotto as saying. "He is not a real left-back and I do not think he has the same left foot as me, so I am not worried about that."

Assou-Ekotto came on as a substitute for Naughton during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United and went on to play a part in his team's equalising goal.

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