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Robinson denies asking for move away from Spurs

Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has dismissed speculation that he made a request to leave White Hart Lane during the January transfer window.

Spurs boss Juande Ramos selected Czech Republic goalkeeper Radek Cerny instead of Robinson for the last four games which prompted rumours that the 28-year-old had sought a move away.

But Robinson confirmed he understood the reasons for his exclusion and is determined to stay and fight for his place in the side.

'The manager is paid to make decisions and as a footballer you are paid to accept them,' Robinson told Sky Sports News. 'If the manager decides that if I'm not performing or I'm not up to the standard that he wants at the time, then he picks the team and you can't argue with that.

'But I was disappointed with the way the situation was handled let's say. I saw reports again yesterday saying I've put in a transfer request: I've never put in a transfer request.

'The press and media seem to be having a lot of fun and games at my expense recently and I seem to be reading stuff day in, day out.

'The truth of the matter is I'm getting my head down and working as hard as I possibly can to get my place back.'

The former Leeds goalkeeper, who joined Spurs in May 2004, did admit he might be forced to review his future if he was told he was no longer required by Ramos.

'If the club turn around to me and say I've got no future at the club then that's a whole different situation, and that's not the situation,' Robinson added.

'A lot of professionals go through difficult spells in their career and I know perhaps I've not been playing as well as I know I can.

'But I've taken a lot of criticism over the last 12 months and I think it's affected me. I think it's unfair. At times my confidence has dipped, but now I'm rebuilding it again.'