Assou-Ekotto reveals how he and Tottenham pal Defoe avoided motorway horror crash

Tottenham fullback Benoit Assou-Ekotto admits he and Jermain Defoe avoided DEATH on the motorway.

The full back revealed he was no longer driving his trademark Smart Car after the near-miss last winter.

He told the Mail On Sunday: "We were about to go to Blackpool and at the last minute, when we were at Stansted Airport, they said the game was cancelled, so the manager said, “OK, you can go back home but be careful” because it was cold and icy.

"So we started to drive, me and Aaron, in the Smart Car on the motorway and we made a spin. Three times we spun round and I was so scared. Aaron was like, 'Benoit!! Benoit!!'

"We stopped and I thought, 'Oh cool'. But then, like in the movies, we looked and heard, 'Neeeeeeee!' (He mimics the sound of a horn blasting). And I saw a truck coming towards us.

"I thought, 'Oh ****!' I was very scared and Aaron, too.

"After that I said, 'No more Smart Car in the winter!'"

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