Kaboul eyes bragging-rights
Defensive titan says the only danger to Tottenham is themselves.
By Matthew Skinns. Last Updated: September 22, 2011 4:57pm
Kaboul: Defender claims Spurs have the talent to be the capital's number one club.
Younes Kaboul believes Tottenham can finish as the top club in London by the end of the Premier League season.
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The defender claims the squad's strength of talent could see them become the capital's number one side for the first time since the 1994-1995 season.
Spurs' look to secure their third straight victory this weekend at Wigan, as fierce rivals Arsenal have endured a miserable start to the campaign.
Harry Redknapp's side started badly sustaining heavy losses to Manchester United and Manchester City.
However, since strengthening with the signings of Scott Parker and Emmanuel Adebayor, Spurs have gone on to claim successive victories over Wolves and Liverpool and Kaboul believes they can enjoy a successful season.
"The only danger for us is ourselves, no one else," Kaboul told the London Evening Standard.
"If we keep doing well on the pitch, then we are a match for any team. Can we finish as the top club in London? Yes, we can.
"Arsenal have lost many players and it seems like they are having a bad time in the Premier League, although we never know with teams like that when they will wake up. But if we believe in ourselves, keep doing the right things and moving in the right direction, then we can do something very good.
"I have had two spells at Tottenham (under Martin Jol and Juande Ramos) and the comparison between now and the last time is like comparing day and night. It is a really professional club. A lot of changes have been made in a good way, so that is why Spurs today are better than they were before."
The Frenchman has claimed clean sheets in Tottenham's last four fixtures proving stiff competition for those on the bench, including the returning William Gallas.
"When you get the confidence of the chairman, the manager and everyone, you can only do better and to have that confidence is very important for a player," added Kaboul.
"I am very happy here and I hope that everything is going to keep moving the right way.
"I am 25 now and I need to confirm what I am. I have to be at my best in every game and that is the only way I can improve more. The only thing that interests me is to be in the starting eleven.
"I have played at right-back before for Spurs because we didn't have enough players in that position and I need to help the team but my best position is at centre-back."