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Ex-Spurs striker Pavlyuchenko on competition: Redknapp demanded I score every game

Former Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has spoken of working with Harry Redknapp.

The Russian admits he found competition for places red-hot while at Spurs.

"Together with Redknapp, (Jermain) Defoe and (Peter) Crouch came, who immediately began to play. I became the third striker, although I came first. I did not give up, practiced, played, went out, scored," Pavlyuchenko told Okko Sports.

"Then came (Rafael) van der Vaart. He was a player, but still. Then returned from LiverpoolRobbie Keane. Another Tottenham legend. And then (Emmanuel) Adebayor, understand?

"I once asked the coach a question: 'Harry, give me a chance, why is it like this?' And he answered me: 'Roma, you will play when you will score in every game. Then I will bet on you'.

"I answered him: 'But it's so unrealistic, I can't score in every match'. I had moments when I scored three or four games in a row - and appeared on the field. But as soon as you didn't score in one meeting, everything changed. Under Redknapp we learned the starting question an hour and a half before the game. He gave me chances, I tried to score."


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