Adams has Pompey respect

Kranjcar confident Pompey success story will continue

Kranjcar: Adams fan

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New Portsmouth boss Tony Adams has already earned the respect of the Fratton Park dressing room.

That's the verdict of Pompey midfielder Niko Kranjcar following Adams' promotion from assistant manager to the top job in place of the departed Harry Redknapp.

"We respect him and that's the most important thing," said Kranjcar. "We believe together we can continue achieving great results with Portsmouth.

"With Tony it is about continuing our work in process.

"Obviously it's a different relationship when he was just a coach but that is not a problem at all. We know how he works and we support him."

Portsmouth have lost their first two games under the former England captain but Kranjcar is not worried by Pompey's current form.

Chances

"We are actually playing all right. We are giving it our best and are creating a lot of chances - unfortunately they are not going in," the Croatian international told The News.

"The thing is with Tony, we all respect him. Obviously his experience and his reputation in football is going to give him the authority he has on the team.

"You don't need people screaming it at you that you are scared of. You need to respect them and their footballing knowledge.

"Even if Tony's going to be quiet you respect him because you know he is going to teach you something.

"You know he has been there and done everything in football and he's won the Premier League. We are really happy he is the manager and we are all behind him."