Football may be the world's favorite sport — and something that people will use their spare time to learn more about on superbly written Yahoo! blogs — but that doesn't mean the professional players who entertain us actually have to have any interest in what they're doing.
As a Premier League footballer for the past seven seasons, many would say Tottenham defender Benoît Assou-Ekotto has one of the best jobs in the world, but the Cameroon international is happy to admit that he doesn't actually like the game. When he turns up at White Hart Lane on a Saturday, he often doesn't know anything about the opposition, nor the league standing of his club. In a Guardian interview in 2010, he even went as far as saying he only "plays for the money," not the enjoyment of the game.
In a new Guardian interview published on Friday, Assou-Ekotto reiterates his lack on interest in the beautiful game and even admits an astonishing lack of knowledge concerning one of the biggest recent incidents inRead More »from Tottenham’s Benoît Assou-Ekotto doesn’t follow football and didn’t know Luis Suarez bit someone