Europe spurs on Kaboul
Younes Kaboul is dreaming of once again featuring in the UEFA Champions League with in-form Tottenham.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 10/12/11 2:03pm
Defender Younes Kaboul is dreaming of once again featuring in the UEFA Champions League with in-form Tottenham.
Spurs caught Europe's eye in their colourful debut campaign in the competition last season, bowing out to Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage.
Their Champions League efforts impaired their Premier League form, however, so much so that they missed out on successive top-four finishes.
Harry Redknapp's third-placed men have won 10 of their 13 league games this season, and Kaboul believes they even have the right to look beyond Champions League qualification.
"The target at the start of the season was probably to finish in the top four - but now I think we're looking to go further than that," he told The Sun.
"It's wonderful when you are going to the San Siro or Madrid and that's why we really want to get back into that competition for next season.
"Last season was hard for us because we were playing in the Champions League and maybe we didn't have enough experience to keep a high level of performance in the two top competitions.
"But the Champions League was unbelievable. To play against some of the biggest teams in Europe was the most beautiful thing."
Kaboul is in his second spell with the club, having been shipped out by former boss Jaunde Ramos first time around.
Redknapp, who managed the Frenchman at Portsmouth, brought Kaboul back to North London in January 2010 and the 25-year-old has not looked back.
He said: "When I came back to White Hart Lane two years ago I could see that Harry was trying to build something special and I wanted to be a part of that.
"Every day in training is a good day for me. Every game I play for the team is a pleasure to see the fans enjoying themselves so much.
"This year I'm feeling very good. And I hope I can carry on like this for many more years with Spurs."