Redknapp frustrated by Pav

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has urged Roman Pavlyuchenko to take his chance to shine in this week's Carling Cup clash against Everton.

The Russia international has dropped out of the first-team picture at White Hart Lane after being linked with a move away from north London in the summer.

However, Redknapp has decided to give the striker one more opportunity after speaking to Russia coach Guus Hiddink.

He said:"Guus Hiddink was here on Friday and we spoke about Pav, how he is, how you get him going.

"He had the same opinion as me, really. He said sometimes he shouts at him, sometimes he's nice to him, sometimes he doesn't speak to him at all, sometimes he talks to him. And he's tried all those things.

"He's a very laid back guy, Pav, but he's got good ability. We both feel he's technically such a good player. But he just needs to be a bit more aggressive.

"I'm looking for a big performance from him. A performance that says 'you can't leave me out the team now'.

"He's a player on the world stage. He's a World Cup player. So you'll always have interest, particularly in goalscorers.

"Italian or Spanish teams would want him. Four strikers can be a problem. In all honesty, I'd rather have three good strikers.

"People say you can't have too many, but it can be a problem when you're talking about top-class players who want to play every week and in the World Cup for their countries.

"We have two who aren't playing every week. It is a problem."

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