Kranjcar eyes crucial games
Niko Kranjcar believes the club's next three league games will be crucial in their relegation fight.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 27/03/09 9:25am
Niko Kranjcar believes that Portsmouth's next three Premier League games will be crucial in their bid to avoid the drop.
Pompey currently sit 15th in the table, just three points above the bottom three, but face fellow strugglers Hull City, West Brom and Bolton in quick succession.
The South Coast club's chances of survival were boosted at the weekend when they secured a 2-1 win over high flying Everton at Fratton Park.
The attacking midfielder has been back to his best under new boss Paul Hart in a more advanced role behind the strikers and the 24-year-old is confident of taking that form into the next three clashes.
"The international break has given us a chance to get away from the Premier League pressure, recharge our batteries and focus on the next three games that could really be massive," he told the Daily Star.
"They are against teams that are all around us and hopefully we can all get fresh and fit for them.
"I think we underlined the team spirit and the belief we have by coming from behind to beat Everton last time out.
"Now we have to make sure we continue that form right to the end of the season. The most important thing is to get results and it doesn't matter how we get them.
"We are not looking to play pretty football, we are just thinking about getting victories."