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Tottenham boss Redknapp coy on Pavlyuchenko outburst

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists striker Roman Pavlyuchenko can be part of his plans.

With Spurs facing Wigan, Bolton and Everton in the next seven days, he will get a chance to prove his worth.

Redknapp said: "Pavlyuchenko is fit again after a groin injury. We have three games this week and there is every chance he'll start one of those games at least, he's back in the frame.

"No-one wants to see him score goals more than me. If he scored eight to 10 between now and the end of the season no-one will be happier than me."

Pavlyuchenko hit out at his lack of opportunities this week.

And Redknapp added: "I can't really say what I feel about that. It's a difficult job I've got so I'll get on with it. If he wants to say stuff it's up to him.

"The only way he proves it is by coming in every day and working hard, showing he wants to play for the club. It's up to him. As a manager my hands are tied. He doesn't speak much English so it's difficult to speak to him about it.

"I'll pick him when I think he deserves to be picked and leave him out when he deserves to be left out. That is what I get paid to do and if I make the wrong decisions I'll take the blame."

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