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Tottenham's Assou-Ekotto was happy for Chelsea and Drogba after Champions League triumph

Tottenham fullback Benoit Assou-Ekotto insists he was happy for Chelsea to win the Champions League, despite the result condemning them to the Europa League.

Assou-Ekotto admits it was agonising to watch the Blues come from behind to beat Bayern Munich on penalties, but accepts Spurs should have finished third after throwing away a 13-point lead they had over Arsenal.

"I was about to make a prayer that (Didier) Drogba would miss his penalty," Assou-Ekotto said.

"But I was happy for him. In the season we were 13 points in front of Arsenal and we can't think that we missed the Champions League because of Chelsea.

"I think we made a few mistakes in the league last season because it is obviously not normal to finish behind Arsenal when we were 13 points ahead of them."

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