Jol backing for Robbo
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martin Jol has backed Paul Robinson to bounce back and prove his quality.
Martin Jol has backed Paul Robinson to bounce back and prove he is still England's number one keeper.
Tottenham shot stopper Robinson has made the England number one jersey his own over the course of the past couple of years, but he has endured an indifferent time in recent months.
He was derided in the media following England's defeat in October, as an air-kick gifted Croatia victory, and on Saturday he spilled a James Milner free-kick against Newcastle which allowed Scott Parker to head home in Spurs' 3-1 loss on Tyneside.
Jol has no doubts Robinson is still England's number one and feels he has the mental strength to bounce back from his recent blunder.
"Robbo is one of the toughest players I know," said Jol. "He has saved us on numerous occasions.
"He had that situation with the England team and he came back strongly from that.
"In every game his reflexes help us and, for us, he's the best in the country."