Kranjcar to fight for Tottenham future

06 October 2010 10:15
iko Kranjcar is happy to fight for his place at Tottenham, despite speculation linking him with a move away from White Hart Lane in January.

Kranjcar has cut a peripheral figure on the Spurs bench so far after falling down Harry Redknapp's pecking order following his move from Portsmouth last season.

While summer signing Rafael van der Vaart has been grabbing the headlines, the Croatia international has yet to start a game in the Premier League and hasn't featured in their Champions League group-stage campaign.

Everton and Monaco have been touted as possible suitors for the 26-year-old but Kranjcar maintains he is not angling to leave.

"I am waiting for my chance," he told The Independent. "The squad is probably one of the best in the Premier League. I have to work hard."

Kranjcar's father Zlatko, is the Montenegro manager and 53-year-old is relishing the prospect of facing England on Tuesday, according to his son.

"What really characterises him is that he believes his team is good enough to beat anyone and he channels that belief into the players," added Niko.

"He is looking forward to the game and to leading out a team at Wembley. It is every international manager's dream.

"After six points from the first two games they [Montenegro] know if they win that game against Switzerland it will be a big win and being first in that group will be a big sensation.

"He and the team are really focused on that game. England is like a big bonus."

Source: Team_Talk