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Pavlyuchenko: I want to leave Spurs

February 6, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko says that he is unhappy with life on the bench and will look to leave the club in the summer.

Roman Pavlyuchenko
GettyImagesRoman Pavlyuchenko: Unhappy on the bench.

Pavlyuchenko, 29, has fully recovered from a groin injury but, despite the loan of Robbie Keane to West Ham, is still not getting chances to play. Now, the Russian has hit out at manager Harry Redknapp and made his intentions to depart clear.

"The way I see it, the manager just doesn't trust me and it doesn't matter if I play well, score goals or try my best in training - nothing will make him change his mind about me,'' he said.

"So I'm not going to extend my contract, which expires at the end of next season, and will try to leave the club over the summer transfer window.

"Even when I do play well or score a goal, I don't get a chance in the next game. Quite frankly, I'm fed up with sitting on the bench and waiting for my chances.

"The last two matches I was totally healthy but still didn't get even the smallest chance, even during our team's 4-0 drubbing by Fulham."