No exit regrets for Lee

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Lee Young-pyo insists he has no regrets about not leaving Tottenham in the summer, despite a lack of playing time this season.

The South Korean international proved a success last season having made the move from PSV Eindhoven but this term has seen Benoit Assou-Ekotto usurp him in Martin Jol's starting line-up.

In recent weeks, though, Lee has been given opportunity to impress due to Assou-Ekotto's dip in form and it is a chance he is determined to make the most of.

"Of course this season has been a little bit difficult for me but I certainly do not have any regrets," said Lee.

"Last summer I had many chances to leave Tottenham but I have never regretted that decision. My choice was to stay here and although I am not always in the team, I am not disappointed that I decided to stay.

"I will just work hard and hope for my place in the side.

"I think we have a great manager, great players and everyone - including the staff and supporters - are all together working hard for success.

"Last season was good for the club but this season could be even better and I really hope we win a trophy.

"But the most important thing is to do better than last season and achieve more, which I think we can."

Meanwhile, Tottenham have announced a drop in pre-tax profits in the year ending 30th June, compared to the previous year.

The club have confirmed a profit of £600,000 before tax, which is down from £4.9 million the previous year - whilst turnover has increased by £3.5 million to £74.1 million.

Operating profits before football trading and depreciation have dropped by £10 million to £4.6 million.