Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone says play me or I'll leave

14 April 2009 09:23
Though the Under-21 international started in Tottenham's 1-0 victory over West Ham United at the weekend, that represented his first start since boxing day, a situation the youngster is unwilling to tolerate for much longer.

'It has been very frustrating,' he said, 'The last league game I started was almost four months ago.

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Huddlestone has seen his first team opportunities dwindle since the arrival of Honduran ball winner Wilson Palacios from Wigan during the January transfer window.

Redknapp has challenged Huddlestone to fight for his place, insisting the midfielder needs to be more forceful both on and off the pitch.

Huddlestone responded to that call by saying: 'Maybe. But that's not in my nature. I'm not the sort of person to moan to the manger every week.

Fulham, Everton, Aston Villa and Palacios' old club Wigan are all believed to be interested in a play whom England manager Fabio Capello has identified as one of the finest young prospects in the country.

'That just adds to the frustration,' said Huddlestone. 'My aim is to play for my country but if I am sat on the bench I am not going to be able to do that.'


Source: Telegraph