Former Spurs flop Younes Kaboul enjoying new start at Portsmouth
Published 00:00 22/11/08 By By Mark Fleming
Former Spurs flop Younes Kaboul is learning how to defend from his "big brother" Tony Adams.
The 22-year-old was cruelly dubbed Useless Kaboul by critics at Tottenham last season. But after being rescued in the summer by Harry Redknapp - who has since taken over at Spurs - Kaboul is starting from scratch again.
He has gone back to basics to learn from new Pompey boss Adams and former England stopper Sol Campbell.
Kaboul said: "Harry is like your dad; Tony is like your big brother.
"When I was young I watched Tony on TV play with England and Arsenal.
Now he stays with me after training and we work. We do heading, kicking, tackling, passing, everything.
"I am improving because I never did that before after training. He helps me very much."
Kaboul appreciates that he still has much to learn after his baptism of fire at Spurs, who spent £7.5million to take him from Auxerre.
He accepts he is behind Campbell and Sylvain Distin in the Portsmouth pecking order and is happy to wait for his chance. With Campbell out with an injured toe, Kaboul hopes to face Hull today.
He said: "I came here to play but I am only 22 so I have to learn from Sol and Sylvain."
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