Cerny eyes end of crisis

Goalkeeper admits players are feeling the pressure

Cerny: Second choice

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Radek Cerny is confident that one good result will bring about an upturn in fortunes at Tottenham.

Martin Jol paid the price for Spurs' poor start to the season this week as he lost his job, and goalkeeper Cerny admits the players are feeling the pressure

Tottenham have been close to a UEFA Champions League spot for the past two seasons and were expected to challenge for Europe again, but they remain in the bottom three in the Premier League after 10 games.

"We have not been doing as we should because we have a team which should be fighting for European cup places," Cerny told Pravo.

"We were seriously thinking about the Champions League before the season but now we have different worries.

"The team has lost self-confidence. We need a game in the Premier League to break the crisis and win a couple of games in a row.

"The pressure is there in our minds. We have to break it."

Happy to play second fiddle

Cerny has started Tottenham's last two games because of an injury to Paul Robinson, but he accepts that he will once again be second-choice when the Englishman returns.

"Everyone wants to play but here in England it is very complicated especially as far as the goalkeepers are concerned," Cerny explained.

"The roles are set - he is No.1, I am just his cover. He has had some problems with his calf but once he is okay, he will come back in goal.

"I have been okay with that since I came here, but I have tasted the action a few times and experienced the great atmosphere."

Cerny's contract expires at the end of the season but he has given little thought to whether he would like to stay at White Hart Lane.

He said: "So far I have not discussed it even with my family. When there is an extension offer, then we will solve the situation."