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Assou-Ekotto happy to admit he is a mercenary

May 1, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has again admitted he only moved to White Hart Lane for the money and believes all players are financially motivated.

Assou-Ekotto, 26, was accused of being a mercenary when he left Lens for Spurs in 2006, but he says he does not understand why that should be an issue.

"If I play football with my friends back in France, I can love football," he told the Guardian. "But if I come to England, where I knew nobody and I didn't speak English ...

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