Hiddink tells Tottenham's Pavlyuchenko to speak English

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is being urged by Russian team boss Guus Hiddink to learn from Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin in adapting to the Premier League.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is being urged by Russian team boss Guus Hiddink to learn from Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin in adapting to the Premier League.

Hiddink told Russian newspaper Express Sport that "Generally, Arshavin can't be stopped; he is proactive and always wants to improve,” said the former Chelsea boss. "’Pavlo’ is a little different. He knows that I like him very much, but I always say to Roman that he should not succumb to his inherent tendencies of complacency."

"At Euro 2008 he was as sharp as a dagger,” Hiddink continued. "In those matches he won universal respect. If he wants to be successful in his career, he must maintain this approach."

"I think he still needs to improve (his English) - all the more because the other day I read (Tottenham manager) Harry Redknapp had said it would be better if Roman spoke in English.

"With Arshavin we have spoken a few times on the phone and I would say that his colloquial English is already perfect. On the phone you can only count on your vocabulary - gesturing is no good - and Arshavin copes with this perfectly."