Football FanCast guest columnist Luke Ward feels that Harry Redknapp got his answer last night as to what to do with Roman Pavlyuchenko.
If Tottenham bossHarry Redknapp was hoping that by openly expressing his concerns over Pavlyuchenko’s appetite and desire, was going to galvanise the Russian into action and make him determined to prove he was wrong, then last night’s performance would have left Harry incredibly disappointed and it would have gone a long way to making his mind made up as to what to do in January.
I have to admit that I have always felt a little sorry for Pav in the past and felt he was a victim of circumstance and perhaps not given a fair crack of the whip; however the attitude of the player, firstly coming on against Stoke at the weekend and last night’s showing against Everton doesn’t leave me much of an argument, against those who were happy to see him leave anyway. I cannot understand as to why he showed such a lack of urgency in his game and you do wonder as to how many more chances he is likely to get here on in until the January window opens.
I’m sure that Harry was frustrated, but relieved in equal measures, as he now has a clearer idea about the player and his future intensions. If he doesn’t want to take up the opportunities, when presented to him, then it is clear his heart isn’t in the football club anymore, therefore a parting of the ways is the best move all round. It is a shame in my opinion that Roman wasn’t prepared to fight for his future, but as Harry and many other managers have suggested that this is one big flaw about him and his game.
Would you be sad to see Roman leave, or after displays like last night is it very much good riddance?