Wednesday 29 January 2020

Outcast Pavlyuchenko claims Redknapp is laughing at him

Tottenham outcast Roman Pavlyuchenko has accused manager Harry Redknapp of having a laugh at his expense.

The Russian striker can't understand why Redknapp turned down an offer from Lokomotiv Moscow and believes he has no future at the club who paid £13.8m for him after Euro 2008.

"Sometimes I have a feeling that Redknapp is jeering at me," said Pavlyuchenko. "I told him that it can't continue like this, since I wouldn't help the team with sad thoughts in my mind.

"I need to play football. I think only about my move from Tottenham. Lokomotiv made a really decent offer and if I sit on the bench they won't offer the same amount in the summer.

"I am convinced that the coach doesn't need my services, he doesn't see me as part of his plans. So why won't he agree to sell me?

"By sitting on the bench I will lose my place in the most important team for me -- the Russia team.

"I give 100pc is training, but I don't see any future for myself at Tottenham, even though it's a really big club with super fans who like me.

"My agents and friends persuaded me to stay at the club six months ago and told me that I would get a chance -- and Redknapp also said that I would play for sure.

"The result was I featured in six or seven games, getting just 10 minutes of playing time."

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