- Tottenham Hotspur News
- News Archive
- League Table
- Premier League News
Spurs 1 West Ham 0: Roman's value remains lost in translation
Published : 12 Apr 2009 20:19:59
Harry Redknapp's assertion that he will be 'looking forone or two players' in the summer should set the alarm bells ringing in the Tottenham dressing room. If the January transfer window is anything to go by,then 'one or two' is likely to become four or five,meaning those players whohave failed to perform on a consistent basis have everyright to be feeling nervous. Roman Pavlyuchenko is acase in point. Roman Pavlyuchenko celebrates after scoring Spurs' winner against West Ham The Russian isa player of undeniable talent, as his sweet strike against West Ham proved,but five goals from 24 leagueappearances represents a meagre return for a player who cost £13.8million. And with Redknapp still harbouring doubts over Pavlyuchenko's work rate, astrong finish to the season is required if he is to prove heis worthy of a place. Spending a few more hourson his English homework would not go amiss either,after Redknapp admitted the language barrier remains an issue. 'You've always got his interpreter running around the training ground,'quipped the Tottenham manager.