Pavluchenko makes his point to Redknapp


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Roman Pavlyuchenko feels he made his point over his abilities to be a regular player in Tottenham’s first team after scoring twice against Wigan on Sunday.

Pavlyuchenko came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining and notched two goals to seal a 3-0 victory for Spurs.

This had come after the Russian had criticised his manager in the press for not giving him his chance in the first team and now feels he’s proved himself capable of being involved in Spurs’ push for fourth place.

“Many people here and at home have buried me as a footballer.

“They said my career was all over. That’s why I wanted to score on Sunday like never before.”

Pavlyuchenko also declared his surprise regarding Harry Redknapp’s positive comments regarding his training efforts, having had them called into question by the Spurs manager previously.

“Before the game, I worked so hard in training that even Redknapp praised me, which hasn’t happened for quite a while.

“But despite being in the perfect mood today, I do realise one good game still doesn’t mean much.”

Pavlyuchenko will be given another chance to impress on Wednesday, as the player revealed he is set to start against Bolton in Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round replay.

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