What’s this? Pavlyuchenko quite likes Tottenham after all?
Pav – happy now
Whilst Craig Bellamy is reacting rather angrily to his football stepdad up in Manchester, down in London – where the streets are most definitely not paved with gold – Roman Pavlyuchenko appears to have grown more fond of old man Redknapp than anyone could have anticipated.
To jog your memory, around about January time, the Russian was at rock bottom – complaining about feeling “depressed”, hating London, convinced that Henry Redknapp was doing cruel impressions of him behind his back. But now he’s totally bounced back, saying this (as reported in The Mirror):
“When the team wins and I am constantly playing the relations cannot be anything but good.”
“I have dropped all my previous ideas about leaving Spurs in the summer and I am concentrated on one thought only – what we need to do to finish fourth.”
On the one hand, this is great news for the mood-swinging Russian, and Spurs. But on the other hand, what if Redknapp ever decides to leave him out of the team again?
Those with any relationship-with-a-maniac experience will know this story all too well. It rarely ends brilliantly.