Euro 2008

Pavluchenko rubbishes Robbo

Russian dismisses England No.1

Robinson: Criticism

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Roman Pavluchenko believes England goalkeeper Paul Robinson would not be good enough to get in the Russia squad.

The Russian international striker has dismissed Robinson following a series of infamous blunders by the Tottenham shot-stopper while on England duty.

Robinson, though, has been backed by England manager Steve McClaren and he is set to start in Saturday's must-win Euro 2008 qualifier with Israel at Wembley.

However, Pavluchenko has rubbished Robinson's credentials and he believes his side have the goalkeeping edge over their Group E rivals ahead of Wednesday's meeting with England.

"I don't think England have a good goalkeeper," Pavluchenko told The Sun.

"Our first choice Igor Akinfeev is injured but I think all of our keepers are better than Robinson."