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I want my place back! Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka ready for fight to regain starting slot

11 Oct 2010 13:56:53

I want my place back! Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka ready for fight to regain starting slot

Vedran Corluka is determined to win his place back in Tottenham's defence. The Croatian, 24, had become a regular fixture in the Spurs XI since arriving from Manchester City two years ago. However, following what he admits was a 'really bad' performance in the Champions League opener at Werder Bremen, the full-back has found himself warming the bench. Hopeful: Vedran Corluka (left) wants his Tottenham place back Corluka, though, sees no reason why he cannot soon be Harry Redknapp's first choice once again. 'I honestly do not feel like a player who is out of form,' Corluka said to the Croatian press while on international duty along with team-mates Niko Kranjcar, Luka Modric and goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa. 'It is true that I have watched from the bench in a few games, but better players than me have sat there so I don't see why it would be the reason for any trauma. 'I was really bad against Werder Bremen. There is no justification for such a game. 'But, after three years of playing without rest, it's logical that there is a period when these things don't go the way you'd imagined.' Corluka maintained: 'There is no drama. Just as I've enjoyed it before, I now have to accept the other side of the coin and win back my position.'  West Ham boost in 2012 stadium fight with Spurs as UK Athletics back bidSpurs learn the price of Love - CSKA try to scare off suitors of £26m strikerCarles Puyol: Part footballer, part warrior, and a pain for Scotland  Explore more:People: Harry Redknapp, Luka Modric, Niko Kranjcar


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