Pavlyuchenko wants Hiddink for Russia

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Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko wants to play his part in Guus Hiddink staying as Russia coach on a full-time basis.

Hiddink is sharing his international duties with Chelsea until the end of the season and after scoring at the weekend in the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan, the 27-year-old believes a midweek win over Liechtenstein will help persuade Hiddink to stay solely with Russia.

"First, we need to prove to Guus that we are a good team, and the way we can do that is by winning our next few matches," he said in the Evening Standard. "It depends only on us. I have not been playing recently for my club, so I have so much energy and I shall fight for the cause."

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng wants to leave White Hart Lane at the end of the season and join Borussia Dortmund on a permanent transfer.

The 22-year-old has been on loan at the German club since the January transfer window.

He told German newspaper Bild: "I want to win a new contract at Borussia."

Boateng suffered a knee injury following his move, and added: "I have to train really hard.

"The coach even told me not to rush things. He told me I'd still get chances."

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