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Zokora not content to sit on bench

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Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora admits his future at the club is in doubt as he wants regular first-team football ahead of next year's World Cup.

The 28-year-old has started only two Barclays Premier League games since Wilson Palacios' arrival, both in an unfamiliar right-back role, and may have to move to keep himself in contention for his country.

"If I can't play regularly then I shall be looking to," Zokora told Ivory Coast newspaper Super Sport.

"All my career I have been first choice and Harry (Redknapp, Spurs manager) likes me, but he also has good players but I need to play.

"The World Cup is in June 2010 and I can't sit on the bench if I want to be in the Ivorian squad.

"I am working hard to impress and get back in the team and I would like the season to finish on a high - but it is hard for me after being dropped."

Meanwhile, Spurs have announced a pre-season fixture to face South China at the Hong Kong National Stadium on August 2.

Executive director Paul Barber said: "The Premier League is watched by millions throughout Asia and so we feel it is important to give these supporters the opportunity to come and watch games involving Premier League clubs for themselves.

"We have always enjoyed huge support worldwide and it is a sign of our tradition and success that we can now look to expand our appeal in markets such as Asia."

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