Tottenham star dreams of staying, but has other priorities now

Assou Ekotto

Although out on loan at QPR, Benoit Assou-Ekotto still dreams of returning to Tottenham at the end of the season.

After nearly 7 years in the Premier League with Tottenham, Benoit Assou-Ekotto is still dreaming of a future at White Hart Lane - despite enjoying a season in the Championship at London neighbours QPR.

An outspoken and unconventional figure, Assou-Ekotto often had Tottenham fans divided with his risky style of defending, but several Spurs fans were bemoaning his absence during Danny Rose's spells out injured.

But after 27 games of QPR's promotion campaign, and with the Hoops still very much in contention for promotion through the play-offs, the Cameroonian is already considering his options come the season's end.

And the former Lens man has made it clear he still sees his future in North London.

'As many people know, Tottenham are a good club and if I can finish my contract there, cool', Assou-Ekottotold the London Evening Standard.

'If people don't want me there, then I will have to find another club. But my first target is to stay at Tottenham. I prefer to play in the Premier League'.

But despite favouring England's top flight, Assou-Ekotto acknowledges he has a job to do with QPR from now until the end of the season, and he is keen for QPR to avoid the lottery of the play-offs and gain automatic promotion if at all possible.

'There are eight games left and for us they are eight finals', said the 30-year-old. 'We will try to win every game. If we don't have to play the play-offs it would be perfect for us.

'In the play-offs, even if you are confident about your players, there is still the risk (of missing out on promotion). You never know if you will lose your concentration and lose a goal'.


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