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Robinson insists he hasn't asked away from Spurs

Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson insists he is "not angry" at being dropped by Juande Ramos - and has 'not put in a transfer request'.

The 28-year-old was dropped for the Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal earlier this month and has not played since Spurs' 2-2 FA Cup draw with Reading at the start of January, when he was at fault for both goals.

It was the latest in a series of blunders that led to Ramos dropping the England goalkeeper and led to suggestions Robinson could be looking to leave the north London club.

However, when asked if he had had a fall-out with Ramos, Robinson told Sky Sports News: "It's not exactly a fall-out. I was disappointed to be left out - like any professional would be - but I'm certainly not angry at being dropped by the team if you like.

"Every professional player gets phases like that in their career. If the manager decides I'm not performing and I'm not up the standard he wants at the time then he picks the team and I can't argue with that.

"I was disappointed with the way the situation was handled let's say.

"I saw reports yesterday saying I've put in a transfer request, I've never put in a transfer request."

When asked if he could leave during the transfer window he replied: "Definitely not."

He did, however, admit that he would have to reassess the situation if he was unable to regain his place in the team, saying: "Any professional worth their salt wants to play.

"If I don't play between now and the summer I've got a decision to make.

"If the club turn around to me and say I've got no future at the club then that's a whole different situation. As of yet that's not the situation."

Robinson has been under the spotlight since his high-profile blunder for England in the Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia in October 2006.

"The press and media seem to be having a lot of fun and games at my expense recently and I seem to be reading stuff day in, day out," he continued.

"The truth of the matter is I'm getting my head down and working as hard as I possibly can to get my place back.

"I've taken a lot of criticism over the last 12 months. I think it's affected me. I think it's unfair. At times my confidence has dipped, but I'm rebuilding it again."

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