Bye Bye Benny

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been a largely permanent fixture in the Tottenham side for a number of years now. During the 2008–09 campaign, Ekotto became first choice in the left back role and has made the position his own until fairly recently. Benny hasn’t impressed Andre Villas-Boas since his arrival as Tottenham manager and following limited chances in the first team, the Cameroon international has made the decision to move to QPR on load for the remainder of the season.

Personally, I love Benoit. He’s got a personality that a lot of other footballers lack and his Twitter LOLs are legendary. An honest guy, maybe this was part of the problem as far as Villas-Boas was concerned. Assou-Ekotto made no bones about the fact that he was in football for the money and also commented that the majority of his fellow professionals claiming otherwise were not being truthful. The bulk of the player’s performances on the pitch for Spurs have been of a high standard, but he is prone to the odd lapse in concentration. This likely also contributed to the Spurs’ manager’s decision to offload Ekotto.

One thing is for sure, the arrival of Benoit Assou-Ekotto at Queens Park Rangers is sure to help the promotion chances of Harry Redknapp’s side. At Championship level, Assou-Ekotto’s quality will stand out like a sore thumb and while he may not always know what team he is going to face come game time, he’ll always give 100% on the pitch. Whether the move will negatively affect Tottenham’s league ambitions is open to questions but they are arguably short of quality at left back now. The bookies are struggling to split Spurs and Arsenal as far as a top four finish is concerned, as has been the case for the last few seasons.

Benny wasn’t the only player to head for West London from the Lane yesterday. In a surprising move, Andre Villas-Boas also allowed exciting young midfielder Tom Carroll to join QPR on a season long loan. A bright prospect, Carroll has always impressed when given a chance in the Spurs first team, and he will also bring significant quality to Harry Redknapp’s squad.

1 thought on “Bye Bye Benny”

  1. Totally agree bad move to sell Ben truly a great player, such class act , light years
    in front of Danny Rose. We can forgive the odd positional blunder, he gave so much to the team. I also agree about young Carroll great prospect for another 80 million in five years time. Dreadful performance on Sunday sadly the gooners were a far better side than us, and deserved to win,despite all the possession we had. I can’t remember when Dawson, Walker,and Rose played so badly. We can only hope all the new players settle in quickly. Watched the Liverpool and Man U game Sunday not impressed with either side.

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