Sneaky guttersnipe journos the Mirror claim that Younes Kaboul has been dropped from today’s UEFA cup must-draw game against Anderlecht after ‘his recent defensive horror shows’. The Mirror cheekily points out that Kaboul is Tottenham’s most ‘expensive EVER stopper’ but despite defensive injuries Kaboul has been dropped. The Mirror drools over Kaboul’s recent gaffes, citing his ‘silly penalty’ give away against Brum and that he ‘was also at fault for the goal at West Ham’.
Didier Zokora, defended both Kaboul and Spurs’ ‘crap-at-the-back’ style of play:
“It’s difficult for Younes, but he is a strong boy. When we lose everybody says Spurs have sh*t defenders but we play together and want to help together for the good of the team – everything, not just defence, midfield or striker.”
With Ledley King and Ricardo Rocha still making their comebacks from injury with the reserves and Antony Gardner out, Ramos might play either Didier Zokora or right-back Pascal Chimbonda in the centre of defence.
Juand Ramos explained:
“Kaboul has not travelled because you make your selections on who is the most suitable for each game…When you have a squad of 22 or so players at the club, it means you can make changes, get players fit, let others rest. That is so important when you are playing in such a long season and you play Sunday, Thursday, Sunday. I don’t think Kaboul is depressed,” claimed the Spaniard, who won this competition in the last two years with Sevilla. He is a young lad who is focused and with lots of desire. I am convinced he is looking forward to playing again and he has the quality to do so. I don’t know why I would send Kaboul out on loan. We are very satisfied and happy he is with us. We have to try to let all of the players participate and feel important.”
So Kaboul will be rested, and he isn’t depressed, but more importantly how crap will Spurs be at the back tonight?