Pavlyuchenko happy at Spurs

26 March 2009 07:14
Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko has denied rumours linking him with a move away from club. The 27-year-old, an un-used substitute in the recent 1-0 win over Chelsea, insists he is happy at White Hart Lane. Notching 13 goals since joining the club from Spartak Moscow in September, Pavlyuchenko has settled well to life in the Premier League. And, despite boss Harry Redknapp favouring the partnership of Robbie Keane and Darren Bent in Spurs' recent triumph over the title-chasing Blues, the Russian striker insists he is staying put. "I do not pay attention to those who say my career with Spurs is over," Pavlyuchenko told the Daily Mail. "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. "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 could have no doubt about that." Having spent the last three Premier League matches on the bench, Pavlyuchenko is keen to return to regular first-team action. Admitting he has his work cut out with both Keane and Bent in good form themselves, the Russian forward has set himself a simple target - to score more goals. "I realise that even if I'm given just 10 minutes on the pitch, I must score. That is my aim," added Pavlyuchenko. "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."

Source: SKY_Sports