Roman Pavlyuchenko has been quoted in the Russian media as stating that Harry Redknapp is “mocking” him by leaving him out of the Tottenham Hotspur team.
The Russian striker has failed to hold down a first-team place under Harry Redknapp and has barely played 60 minutes of Premier League football this season.
Pavlyuchenko said: “You cannot even imagine how tired I am of sitting on the bench. Do you want to hear a joke in London? It goes: Harry Redknapp put Roman Pavlyuchenko into the starting line-up.
“For me it would be funny if it was not so painful. I have a feeling that our manager is mocking me.”
He also claimed that the Spurs boss told him he would get a chance to play in the Carling Cup encounter with Manchester United at Old Trafford, only to be named as a sub.
“On the eve of the match he asked me to come to see him. He said: ‘Tomorrow will be a chance to show your best in front of 75,000 spectators. We need to use it.’ He used it by keeping me on the bench for 90 minutes.”
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