Bilic silences Spurs talk

21 October 2008 07:55
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has distanced himself from speculation him with Tottenham. The 40-year-old, who was linked with West Ham United earlier in the season in the wake of Alan Curbishley's exit, was reported as being a possible replacement for Juande Ramos if the Spaniard leaves White Hart Lane. However, Bilic told the BBC: "I've been linked with many clubs in England and all I can say is that it's flattering. "But I have my job with Croatia and that's all I'm concentrating on." Spurs are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table after taking only two points from their opening eight matches of the campaign and lost 2-1 at Stoke City on Sunday. However, Bilic is concerned that two of his Croatian stars currently struggling at Spurs - Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka - are low on confidence, adding: "The Tottenham crisis has affected them but they are behind the manager and I can't see a problem with them on the pitch. "Like most players at Tottenham their self-confidence is not at it's highest right now, which is understandable. "It's hard to believe (Tottenham's situation) but a lot of good teams have been in the same position. "When something goes wrong, and then you get injures, red cards and bad luck, it's frustrating. "I know the situation they are but I'm sure it is going to get better. It's a massive club and they are going to come back."

Source: ESA