Ramos commits himself to Spurs

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Juande Ramos is appealing for time and patience to end Tottenham's early-season slump but knows results must change quickly before it becomes a full-blown crisis.

After a dismal 0-0 draw with Wigan at White Hart Lane the Spaniard denied a report he is homesick and yearning to return to Seville - from where he was controversially head-hunted last season by Spurs even before they sacked Martin Jol, his predecessor, last October.

But Ramos, bottom of the table and still seeking the first league win of the season, insisted: "It is not true at all (that I want to leave). I'm delighted to be in London and delighted to be at Tottenham. I am having a marvellous experience."

He added: "It is difficult because we have had many new players coming in and they need time for adaptation.

"Some did not come in until just before the transfer window closed and it is very difficult to adapt all at once.

"We have to try new situations and allow people to settle into the team. I know the supporters reacted (with boos) and maybe that is justified but I don't believe it is personal and we must continue to work together to get things right.

"We have a new game in a different competition on Wednesday and will do everything we can to win that."

The fixture Ramos refers to is the Carling Cup third round in which the holders face fellow strugglers Newcastle at St James's Park - with former Spurs hero Chris Hughton in temporary charge at the Magpies.

It is difficult to imagine defeat on Tyneside and the loss of their precious trophy would not impact on Ramos' future.

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