Ghaly desperate for chance

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Hossam Ghaly has pleaded with Martin Jol to be given a chance in the Tottenham side.

The Egyptian midfielder made his Premiership debut in the recent defeat to Manchester United, before missing the next two games with a minor groin problem.

With Aaron Lennon now sidelined for six weeks Ghaly is back in contention for a starting role against Liverpool on Saturday, and he has promised Jol that he would not let the team down if called upon.

"At the start of pre-season I was really hoping that I was going to break into the team and play for Tottenham, but the chance didn't come for me in the first few games," he recalled.

"Now I hope the manager has the confidence to pick me again because he has seen I can do a job for the team."

Spurs have struggled so far this season, but Ghaly is confident that results will soon start to pick up.

"We have a squad full of quality players and on our day we are able to beat anyone," said the 24-year-old.

"We have to play as a team though and play more football - we are certainly able to do that with the players we have. It should only be a matter of time before we click."

Jermaine Jenas has occupied Lennon's right-sided role in the last two games, and Jol has indicated that he will continue to get the nod ahead of Ghaly.

"JJ had one of his best games against Fulham. He never played hide and seek, he was there, and he got his crosses in," Jol praised.

"He was very good against Slavia Prague and he takes responsibility now. We know it's not his favourite position on the right side, but it's our best option. He's doing well, he's scored goals and plays like an experienced player.

"We have to find our best midfield and sometimes that's not just about the best players but about the best combination."