Robbo: Places up for grabs
Paul Robinson believes no-one's place in Tottenham's first-team is assured following the arrival of Juande Ramos.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 05/11/07 7:32am
Paul Robinson believes no-one in Tottenham's first-team is assured of their place following the arrival of new manager Juande Ramos.
The England international keeper is just one of Spurs' star-studded squad that have come under-fire following the side's poor start to the Premier League campaign.
However, with Martin Jol now gone and Ramos in, Robinson says everyone is fighting to impress the new regime regardless of status or stature.
"It's a new regime. It's a fresh start for everybody," Robinson told Sky Sports.
"I don't think anybody's got a guaranteed place in the team at the moment.
"We've all got to work hard as the manager's going to be assessing every one of us I think."
Sticky periodThe former Leeds keeper has also come under pressure at international level, although assistant manager Terry Venables is backing him to come through his sticky period.
Robinson was criticised for allowing Gary Neville's back pass to skip past him in Croatia, while his poor parry of Alexei Berezutsky's shot against Russia led to Roman Pavluchenko's winner.
"He's been in a very difficult situation, but I have no doubt that he will come through it," admitted Venables.
"Paul has got that backbone that you need. And when it's hot he's just got to keep a very cool head.
"In my mind he's handles it very well. You have to have what it takes, especially if you are a goalkeeper.
"Like everyone else in a pressure situation Paul knows what he has got to do. He's a top goalkeeper."