Younes Kaboul has no problems biding his time before filling Sol Campbell's shoes at Portsmouth.
The former Spurs defender is usually left kicking his heels on the sidelines if the ex-England international is in Tony Adams' side.
However, with Campbell out of contract at the end of the season, Kaboul has his eyes set on regular first-team football next term.
Kaboul was deemed not good enough by former Spurs boss Juande Ramos and the 22-year-old believes he is now proving himself again at Fratton Park.
Bide his time
"I only play now when Sol is injured but I'm only 22 and ready to wait for my time," said Kaboul.
"I came here to play because things were fine at Tottenham until Juande Ramos came as manager. Then I had a problem. He didn't think I was good enough.
"Maybe I was not, but I think I'm improving every day now. And I could not do better than learn from Tony Adams, Sol and Sylvain [Distin]."