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James won't be tempted away from Portsmouth

David James is delighted with his two years at Portsmouth.

Linked with former clubs Liverpool and Manchester City, along with Tottenham, this season, James insists: "I'm very happy.

"What's happened in the past two seasons has been very good for me. Portsmouth has been a good environment from the coaching staff, backroom staff, everybody, playing staff... we are all together.

"We all buzz off each other. It's a happy environment. It's not Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United.

"It's not regimented like those clubs where as soon as you walk through the door you're expected to win the league. If you don't then you have a questionable failure.

"There aren't the same pressures at Portsmouth. But there are certain pressures and those pressures have helped get us to the final.

"But at the same time we've also benefited from having the changing rooms at a crappy old Portakabin at the training ground and a bumpy training pitch. My experience has helped me through the season as an individual. It's taught me when not to do certain things. The team make-up has got experience running through it.

"We have got a good environment, we talk among each other and we debate and talk things through. It's a nice place to be. I'm happy and very content."

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