Benoit Assou-Ekotto is pretty much a forgotten man as far as Spurs fans are concerned and few, if any of us, are expecting him to ever make a return to the Tottenham line up. This is despite the fact that earlier in the season, the Cameroon International said he had unfinished business at White Hart Lane.
“As many people know, Tottenham are a good club and if I can finish my contract there, cool,” Benny said at the end of March.
“If people don’t want me there, then I will have to find another club. But my first target is to stay at Tottenham.”
Unfortunately, BAE is set to end his loan spell at Loftus Road with a less than positive endorsement from QPR boss Harry Redknapp.
“He’s been up and down. I don’t think he’s found the level he had at Tottenham. I was watching a bit of the 2010 season on Sky, it just happened to come on,” Redknapp said.
“It was Benoit playing for Tottenham, going down the left and crossing balls – he crossed one and funny enough Niko scored. For me he was in the best three left-backs in the Premier League when he was at Tottenham.
“I don’t think he’s quite reached the heights, but let’s hope that in the play-offs he’ll be a big player for us.
“I think he’s found the change between the Premier League and Championship difficult.”
That’s not to say that a change back to the Premiership would solve the situation but while a fit and in form Assou-Ekotto may have been a better alternative than Danny Rose during the current campaign, it looks as though his time has gone.