I want my place back! Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka ready for fight to regain starting slot

11 October 2010 01:56
Vedran Corluka is determined to win his place back in Tottenham's defence.

The Croatian, 24, had become a regular fixture in the Spurs XI since arriving from Manchester City two years ago.

However, following what he admits was a 'really bad' performance in the Champions League opener at Werder Bremen, the full-back has found himself warming the bench.

Hopeful: Vedran Corluka (left) wants his Tottenham place back

Corluka, though, sees no reason why he cannot soon be Harry Redknapp's first choice once again.

'I honestly do not feel like a player who is out of form,' Corluka said to the Croatian press while on international duty along with team-mates Niko Kranjcar, Luka Modric and goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa.

'It is true that I have watched from the bench in a few games, but better players than me have sat there so I don't see why it would be the reason for any trauma.

'I was really bad against Werder Bremen. There is no justification for such a game.

'But, after three years of playing without rest, it's logical that there is a period when these things don't go the way you'd imagined.'

Corluka maintained: 'There is no drama. Just as I've enjoyed it before, I now have to accept the other side of the coin and win back my position.'

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Source: Daily_Mail