Robbo: Jol has Spurs future
England keeper backs under-fire manager
By Robin Hackett. Last Updated: October 24, 2007 9:29am
Robinson: Backing Jol
Paul Robinson believes Martin Jol will be Tottenham boss for 'a long time' - but only if he survives until Christmas.
Spurs have been struggling for both form and results this season and, following Monday night's 3-1 defeat at Newcastle, remain in the relegation zone with just seven points from their opening 10 games.
But England goalkeeper Robinson, who is currently injured with a calf tear, believes he can turn things around.
"The manager is always on the training pitch and a lot of respect goes to him for surviving what he's been through," he told the Daily Star.
"He has been under a lot of pressure but, to come through it, he will be a stronger manager and a stronger person.
Pressure"If we get a few results and he sees through Christmas, and then to the end of the season, I think he'll be here a long time.
"The last couple of weeks has been difficult with so many players on international duty, but we are conceding too many goals."
Meanwhile, Robinson's understudy, Radek Cerny, has claimed his young team-mates are struggling to cope with the pressure at the bottom of the table and need to beat La Liga strugglers Getafe in the Uefa Cup on Thursday.
"We're a young team and the players are nervous," he said. "We are under pressure, but we are Tottenham and we have to win the next game.
"The players are hurting that we are in the bottom three at this stage.
"We have some unbelievable players and before the season started everyone was tipping us for the top four, but it has not happened for us and we need points quickly."