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Spurs keeper Robinson: No Ramos rift

Paul Robinson believes his Tottenham recall proves there has been no rift with head coach Juande Ramos.

Robinson put himself in the frame for Sunday's Carling Cup final after impressing against Slavia Prague this week following 10 games out of favour.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper has previously admitted he was upset at being told so soon to kick-off against Arsenal last month that he had been dropped - and Ramos left it late to tell him he was back in for the UEFA Cup clash and also skipper.

Despite suggestions of a fall-out, Robinson insists he has not handed in a transfer request.

"There is nobody that has been more hurt at being left out of the team than me," he said.

"There has been a lot of rubbish written about me wanting to leave and handing in transfer requests. But it was nice to show that I haven't had an argument with the manager.

"If I had an argument with the manager, he wouldn't have played me, let alone sent me out there as skipper. So I was delighted.

"I've got my head down and worked hard and I've worked hard for a long time over the last few weeks. Now I've got my reward.

"Ledley King is captain, then there is Robbie Keane, then there is me. Being left out of the side, I didn't know where I stood in that situation and it was a big vote of confidence in me from the manager."

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