23 August 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
It's an anniversary he probably wants to forget – but leading the team to a 5-0 victory against Dinamo Tbilisi made it a night to remember for Younes Kaboul.
Younes proudly wore the captain's armband as he stepped out for his first start in a year - in fact, a year and a four days - after the long road back from a serious knee injury suffered on the opening day of last season.
That difficult day at Newcastle on August 18, 2012 was long forgotten as the team performed superbly in the Dinamo Arena.
Andros Townsend kick-started it with the first goal on 12 minutes then set-up Paulinho’s first Spurs goal for 2-0 at half-time.
The winger delivered again for Roberto Soldado to make it 3-0, Danny Rose curled home the fourth and Roberto grabbed the fifth from Nacer Chadli’s cross.
“It’s a massive honour for me to be captain but the win was most important and to win 5-0 is very good,” said a delighted Younes.
“We deserved the win, we were very focused during the game and that’s why we scored five goals. I’m delighted for everyone.
“To score five goals away is a big thing, we’ve done well but we now have to repeat this performance every time.
“It will be tough, but we can do it. We have a quality squad and we have to believe in ourselves to compete against every team.”