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Kranjcar will fight for Tottenham place after wanting to leave in transfer window

Tottenham schemer Niko Kranjcar admits frustration at a lack of first team football would have seen him move during the January transfer window had a suitable offer been received. The Croatian, who came off the bench to score the winner against Bolton on Saturday, rejected a move to Werder Bremen in January and now the transfer window has closed he has vowed to fight for his place in the team.

"I talked openly to the manager and obviously I want to play football. I asked if a good opportunity came in for me would he make any problems for me leaving. But it didn't and that's the reason why I am still here at the end of the day," he told Sky Sports News.

"He said he understands my position and if I stay obviously nothing changes in that respect. I will always give 100 per cent in training and keep working and fighting for my place in the team and so that's what happened.

"I do believe that I missed games and I think every footballer misses games, and to be match-fit you have to play games so obviously in that respect it is not the best.

"But I think from my experience point of view, those games that I got chances to play in and from the goals I have scored, especially for the national team and coming on on Saturday, I am in my best footballing years."

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