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Juande Ramos insisted he would keep fighting after Tottenham's desperate season slumped to a new low against Hull, whose manager Phil Brown admitted he was "in dreamland".

Brazilian Geovanni scored a brilliant 25-yard first-half free-kick to record a 1-0 win for the newly-promoted Tigers at White Hart Lane which sent Phil Brown's side to the dizzy heights of third place in the Barclays Premier League - and consigned Spurs to their worst start for 96 years.

"The attitude of the players is very positive," he said. "In training and working and speaking with the players, my feeling is that they want to finish this situation quickly. But when you don't score goals it is not easy to win."

When asked if he would consider resigning, Ramos said: "This is my job, my work. It is the same whether we win or lose."

The Spaniard admitted that the club's problems centred on their lack of strikers after Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane were sold.

It was a situation which got worse when Roman Pavlyuchenko limped off in the first half with an ankle injury which will undergo a scan.

But Ramos refused to take the blame totally for a situation which has left Spurs with two strikers in Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent who they admit cannot play together.

Ramos, who admitted the decision over his future at White Hart Lane was not up to him, said: "The position of the striker is the most weak. It is the decision of the club, all the people are responsible for the good and the bad."

Ramos, however, received support from Brown who admitted he had sympathy for the plight of Spurs. Brown said: "I've got sympathy for Juande Ramos but there have got to be winners and losers. Once they get that win under their belt the shackles will come off. Only the players can get them out of their trouble."

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Tottenham Hotspur
Robbie Keane
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Dimitar Berbatov
Football
Premier League
Darren Bent
Hull City
Geovanni

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