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Redknapp praises Assou-Ekotto

06 May 2009 01:56
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has praised Benoit Assou-Ekotto for his progress this season and for keeping Gareth Bale out of his team.

Assou-Ekotto was behind Bale, Lee Young-Pyo and Gilberto in the pecking order a year ago but has been a regular under Redknapp since the manager's arrival at White Hart Lane last October.

Redknapp has been linked with Porto full-back Aly Cissokho but has also been impressed with the improvement from Assou-Ekotto.

"He has done very well," Redknapp said. "I think he has been injured before but I have been very impressed with him this season as he has been in great form. He has looked an outstanding left-back."

Source: Eurosport