Tottenham' forgotten man Huddlestone ponders leaving White Hart Lane
25 March 2009 05:04
Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone admits he has serious concerns about his future at White Hart Lane.
The 22-year-old is rated highly by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp but he has not started a Barclays Premier League game since Boxing Day.
'It is difficult to say what the future might hold,' he told Setanta. 'Maybe the manager will bring a few new players in and get rid of a few and it might coincide with me not playing at the minute.
'I want to fight for my place, but the last game I played for Tottenham was in the reserves and I did not go there to play in the reserves so it is just a case of seeing what happens between now and the end of the season.
'Nothing has been said to me and I am not playing, so I am in a difficult situation. I have just got to focus on staying fit and taking my chance if it comes.
'The lads are on fire at the minute so it's not likely the chance will be in the near future.'
One player who is picking himself at the moment is playmaker Luka Modric, who has overcome a difficult start to his career in England.
'Everyone has a different view on football but I didn't have a fear that I wouldn't be good enough in England,' said Modric. 'I believe in myself and my quality and I think I've proved that I can play here. I think I'm playing better and better.
'All my career, people have asked if I'd be strong enough and that started when I went to play (on loan) in the Bosnian League and then in the Croatian League and even for the Croatia national team.
'A lot of people wondered if I would be able to do it but it's never bothered me. It's just people talking. I've come through much harder things than to worry about that.'
Modric struggled under former coach Juande Ramos but Redknapp has built his attack around the Croatia international.
'I feel I've got better since Harry came to the club,' he added. 'I'm getting used to the speed of football and the fact that I won't get a lot of time on the ball. You need to think quickly here.'