The France international believes that Spurs must win their game in hand, postponed from the start of the season, which would draw them level with Manchester UnitedTottenham defender Younes Kaboul has declared that his side “have no choice” but to beat Everton in their rescheduled fixture on Wednesday.
The match had been originally scheduled as the two clubs’ first game of the Premier League season before rioting in London caused its postponement, with Spurs having launched a title challenge since then.
Kaboul told reporters: “The Everton game next Wednesday is massively important for us.
“That should have been the first game of the season for us and we only play it now.
“We need to take the three points again. We have no choice.”
The France international added that the club’s increase in stature in recent years means that they are no longer at a level where they can afford to drop points against the likes of the Toffees.
“We have taken more confidence,” the centre-back continued.
“We are a massive team in England now so we have to assume that and play as well as we can every week.”
Kaboul had required stitches to his head after a collision with team-mate Jake Livermore during the game against West Brom on Tuesday, a 1-0 win for Spurs, though colleagues Sandro and William Gallas came off worse, suffering calf injuries that could see them absent for some time.
The two had played throughout the Premier League’s packed winter fixtures and Kaboul admits that it is a difficult period for players.
“Of course, the regulars get a bit tired,” said the 25-year-old.
“This period of the season is cruel.
“Every team gets tired, that is normal. We are human. We need to rest properly, eat properly and do the best we can off the pitch to be in perfect form for the games.”
Spurs host Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup in their next fixture on Saturday before their rearranged clash with Everton on January 11.
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