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18 May 2009 17:45:08

Pav sorry for angry reaction

Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko has apologised for storming straight down the tunnel against Manchester City. The Russian striker reacted badly to being substituted 15 minutes from time in Saturday's 2-1 victory over City, rushing back towards the dressing room instead of joining his team-mates on the bench. Manager Harry Redknapp sarcastically applauded Pavlyuchenko and has since criticised him for being disrespectful. The 27-year-old has now admitted he made a mistake but insisted he was frustrated with his own display on the pitch, and not upset with Redknapp. He explained: "During the game I had a couple of chances to score but I didn't take those chances so I was angry at myself when I came off the pitch, not at the decision to replace me. "I know it was not my best performance but I blame myself for that and nobody else. "I did not mean to cause offence with my actions and I apologise to my team-mates, the coaching staff and the supporters, who have treated me so well since I arrived." The latest incident has increased speculation about Pavlyuchenko's future, with reports suggesting he could leave White Hart Lane after a quiet first season in the Premier League. But Pavlyuchenko maintains that he has enjoyed his time with Spurs and will try to improve next term. He said: "To get the opportunity to show my appreciation to the fans during the walk round with my team-mates at the end of the game was a special moment. They have been so welcoming and supportive towards me. "It is now up to me to go away and work on sharpening up in front of goal."


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