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Ramos ready to reclaim his throne

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Juande Ramos is certain Tottenham will revive their season with UEFA Cup victory against Wisla Krakow and that critics will be soon be calling him "king" again.

Ramos has overseen Spurs' worst league start for 53 years and failing to defend their 2-1 lead over the Polish champions would increase the spotlight on the head coach, although he insists he has previously been under greater scrutiny.

"This is my job. I understand the situation, I understand the fans and the media. I am sure that if we win in the next two or three weeks it will be 'Ramos is the best in the world'. This is the nature of football." said Ramos.

"In Spain I think the pressure is more because in England I only have to face the media once a week. In Spain it is every day. I am very happy here because of that!"

"I know my job and this situation is normal in football. I have been a coach for 20 years and it has always been the same. When you win you are the king and when you lose you are the worst.

Despite showing his usual coolness at Stadion Wisly, Ramos admitted defeat in Krakow would be disastrous.

"It would be a disaster for Tottenham to be knocked out of European competition," said the head coach. "We want to win the UEFA Cup, but football is football.

"I don't think it would be an empty season for us if we are knocked out, however. We want win but we are also in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Carling Cup."

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