Former Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul accepts he has his work cut out breaking up the Portsmouth defensive partnership of Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin.

He said: "Distin and Campbell are two really good defenders, so for me it's a good challenge - but that's normal. You have competition in the team and that's sport, not only football, so I need to work and take my chance.

"I have seen them play. I saw many games for Portsmouth last year and they are a really strong team at the back. Distin and Campbell work very well for the team and make it solid.

"They are good defenders and work well together. But I am ready to be patient. I've come here to work in training. If I play it's good, but I am here for a long time.

"I'm 22 years old. I want to learn the game. In football you learn every day and I can learn from older players like Distin and Campbell. It's great to have a manager who is confident in me, that gives me confidence too.

"I played 30 games last year for Spurs and I want to play many games here as well. I know I can play good here.

"But I will wait for my chance."