Redknapp 'jeers' at me - Pavlyuchenko

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Tottenham outcast Roman Pavlyuchenko has accused boss Harry Redknapp of having a laugh at his expense.

The Spurs striker insists he is at a loss to understand why Redknapp turned down an offer from Lokomotiv Moscow and believes he has no future at the club who paid £13.8million for him after Euro 2008.

"Sometimes I have a feeling that Redknapp jeers at me," Pavlyuchenko told Russia's Sport Express. "I told him that it cannot be this way any more, since I wouldn't help my team with sad thoughts in my mind."

He added: "I need to play football, otherwise people will have only memories from player Pavlyuchenko and they won't need him anymore.

"I think only about my move from Tottenham. Lokomotiv made a really worthy offer and if I sit on the subs' bench they won't offer the same sum in the summer.

"Redknapp is ready to let me go, but I still keep on watching our games from the bench. At the same time I am convinced that the head coach doesn't need my services, he doesn't see me in his playing schemes. But why doesn't he agree to sell me?

"By sitting on the bench I will lose my place in the most important team for me - in the national team. Alexandr Borodyuk (Russia assistant manager) called me and said that coaches still count on me, but it can't last forever. Though I try to train in full measure.

"But I don't see any future for myself at Tottenham. It's a really big club with super fans who like me, however I think it's an end of the story, not with the team but with the head coach.

"My agents and friends persuaded me to stay at the club half a year ago and told me that I would get a chance and Redknapp also said that I would play for sure.

"The result was I featured in six or seven games having 10 minutes of playing time. I am absolutely sure that will be repeated in the next three months."

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