Of the four main strikers at Tottenham, Roman Pavlyuchenko finished the season as far and away the leading scorer this season. Despite a decent record, the Russian played sporadically and only came off the bench yesterday after an injury to Peter Crouch.
Harry Redknapp acknowledged Pav after the game as a ‘great striker of the ball’, but the two goals will leave some supporters scratching their heads as to why he wasn’t used more often this season.
Our manager does seem to have his favourites and Pavlyuchenko, like Niko Kranjcar must have been wondering what he had to do to get a regular start.
In the end, Harry makes the decisions but could Pav have possibly changed his mind yesterday or did his two goals merely increase his value in this summer’s transfer market?