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Portsmouth boss resigned to player sales

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant accepts players need to be sold. Financially-troubled Pompey have asked if they can still sell their best players in order to ease their financial crisis despite the transfer window now being closed.

"It has happened to me for the first time in my life," said Grant.

"I needed to take a decision, and I took a decision to stay and do everything I could for the club.

"There are many things that have happened here that I don't like.

"Things have happened here that I never accepted in the past and I will not accept in the future.

"But because of the club and the fans, I am trying to do the best I can with this situation."

Grant thought the club's need to sell more players was a joke at first and now admits he does not know whether to laugh or cry at the situation.

"At the beginning, I thought it was a joke. But now I know it is not a joke," he continued.

"I don't even want to talk about this because I came to this club to do something.

"But every week, or every day sometimes, there is a new thing and I don't know whether these things are sad or funny sometimes.

"Everything happens after we get a good result - something happened after the wins against Burnley and Liverpool.

"We got a good result against Southampton and I thought nothing could happen now because there is no transfer window. You cannot say there is no creativity at this club."

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