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Tottenham boss Redknapp: I do get along with Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists he gets along with Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Pavlyuchenko still struggles to speak the language and prefers to surround himself with Russian-speaking friends and skip English lessons.

Redknapp said: "We do see eye to eye. I get on very well with him, Well, I say that, it is difficult to talk to him - he doesn't speak much English.

"It is not easy. I can't go up to him and have a chat with him every day because there is only a few words you can get out of him." He added: "He can only get himself out of the team now,' said Redknapp after the Russian's double against Bolton in the FA Cup last night.

"I have said all along when he works hard and wants to play he is a fantastic technical player. I could have sold him in the winter, but we didn't want to sell him. He is a smashing lad."

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