Tottenham fullback Benoit Assou-Ekotto admits he's at Spurs for the money.

Assou-Ekotto just doesn't get the modern day footballer.

"I'd rather be honest and say what I think," he told the Sunday Mirror. "I play football to earn a living and make my life easier.

"Yes, I play for the money but then doesn't everybody who gets up in the morning and goes to work? They do it to provide for their family.

"It infuriates me when footballers go on about playing for the shirt. I think they should be held accountable for it when they kiss the badge and six months later clear off for a better pay day.

"After all, they turn up at a press conference and go on about history and the love of the club.

"But what is the first thing they ask about before signing? How much! I have a conscience so I'm not prepared to say something I don't believe."