The French internationals trained together at Everton for three years, but Distin says that won’t make it any easier to stop his former colleague who has found his scoring boots – and will to play – again at Spurs.
“He’s a great guy, a really good friend,” he says.
“I’m quite close to him and I know his family really well, but it’s football so for 90 minutes, I’m going to have to kick him!
“Louis is a strong guy and I’m sure he feels the same. For me, it’s a pleasure to play against players that I already know, that I’m friends with or close to.
“That doesn’t change much for me. It’s a game – we know that for 90 minutes we have to put all the friendships on the side and it will all be okay.”
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