Pav keen to prove his worth at Spurs

26 March 2009 06:00
Spurs star Roman Pavlyuchenko has pleaded for a chance to prove he is worth a regular starting place under Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane.Russia striker Pavlyuchenko scored on his last start but has been on the bench for the last three Premier League games, with Spurs boss Redknapp starting Robbie Keane alongside Darren Bent.The 27-year-old said: "I realise that even if I'm given just 10 minutes on the pitch, I must score. That is my aim."I feel really good and my form is perfect. I didn't play in the last three games of the Premier League and the reason is that our other forwards are doing well."When a player scores and his team wins, no manager will substitute him. It's hard to return to the first team in such a situation."I need to work hard in training and catch the smallest of chances to return into the main squad."Pavlyuchenko's future has been the subject of speculation but he added: "I do not pay attention to those who say my career with the Spurs is over. All players, even the greatest ones, have to sit on the bench at some point."But only those who didn't give in to the circumstances got back in the main team."He added, on "I'm going to overcome my temporary football problems."I'll work hard and by all means make it back into the starting line-up. Tottenham supporters should have no doubts about it."

Source: Eurosport