Tottenham striker runs out of patience with Redknapp after life on bench

Monday, February 7, 2011

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has launched an explosive attack on manager Harry Redknapp, and said that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.

“I don’t understand why Redknapp keeps me on the bench. He says nothing about it. I don’t want to be among the subs after a successful game, where I scored a goal,” the Sun quoted Pavlyuchenko, as saying.

“Frankly, I’m tired of waiting for another chance. I had a groin injury, but I was fully prepared for the last two games against Blackburn and Bolton. And I didn’t even get a chance in the FA Cup game at Fulham when we were 4-0 down,” he added.

The 29-year-old, who has 18 months left on his contract, further says that Redknapp does not believe in him.

“I’m convinced the coach does not believe in me. I’m happy at Spurs. I like club’s traditions, the level of the team, the fans’ attitude. But Redknapp’s disbelief brings all that to nothing. I’m fed up with this attitude,” Pavlyuchenko said.

“If nothing changes by the summer - and I don’t think it will - I will ask them to sell me or for a loan move. I don’t need money, I want to play football,” he added. (ANI)

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