Hiddink reiterates Pav needs to play more

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Guus Hiddink has once again given his opinion on Roman Pavlyuchenko’s position at Spurs.

Hiddink has frequently requested that Pavlyuchenko gets more first team action at Spurs, or move on and has insisted that Pavlyuchenko will need more match practice if he is to be part of Russia’s World Cup squad, should they make it.

And Hiddink has claimed Pavlyuchenko can only expect a bit-part role in the play-offs against Slovenia this month, due to his lack of playing time.

“I’m seriously concerned about his position at Spurs. Perhaps he should think about how he can get more playing time.

“But despite all his problems with match practice, Roman has some special qualities: in almost every match he has one or two chances to score, and he often takes them. Therefore, we shouldn’t exclude him from the national team completely. If the match against Slovenia is not going our way, Pavlyuchenko should get his chance.

“Of course, it’s not my business to determine what Pavlyuchenko should do in the future. Maybe he still has a place at Tottenham, but I certainly would like him to play more often.”

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