LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 6 October 2009 35 BECKHAMS BID ZolasummonedtocrisistalksattheHammers Capello he is the man who should be entrusted with the gloves in South Africa. It is about consistency, said Robin- son. I am on the fringes of the England squad. But the majority of time I have been getting in. If it comes along, I will just go with it and see where it takes me again. Relegation zone: Gianfranco Zola on Sunday THE BOTTOM SIX P W D L F A PTS FULHAM 7 2 1 4 6 10 7 BLACKBURN 7 2 1 4 8 15 7 WOLVES 8 2 1 5 7 14 7 HULL 8 2 1 5 8 20 7 WESTHAM 7 1 2 4 8 11 5 PORTSMOUTH 8 1 0 7 4 13 3 GIANFRANCO ZOLA was summoned for talks with chief excutive Scott Duxbury and technical director Gianluca Nani after West Hams 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday. . According to this mornings Sun, Duxbury demanded to see Zola immediately after his side snatched an injury-time equaliser at Upton Park, which leaves the club in the bottom two with just five points from seven games, equalling their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign. West Hams popular Italian coach loses most of his squad to international call-ups this week and must wait until Saturday week before he can put it right, when his Hammers travel to Stoke. Zola said after Sundays game: We just need to improve our focus. A game is made by details and if you dont pay attention to those details you will keep dropping points. Its as simple as that. The club today insisted Zola and Duxbury regularly chat after the game but the clubs controversial technical director Nani was also at the crisis meeting, which kept Zola away from the post-match press conference for around 75 minutes. Former Chelsea midfielder Zola finally appeared to tell the media: We have to raise our attention and I will be working on that. We dont have the consistency throughout the game that will give us points instead of draws or defeats. Zola has been given little cash to spend on players and cannot call on 7m striker Dean Ashton, who is still struggling to get over his ankle operation. BY NEAL COLLINS Harry rumours are ridiculous insists Corluka VEDRAN CORLUKA dismisses speculation that boss Harry Redknapp will leave Tottenham as ridiculous. The odds on Redknapp being the first Premier League manager to leave this season fell from 50-1 to 5-4 as the rumour mill went in to overdrive last week. Redknapp, along with Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie and former Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric, are under investigation by Revenue and Customs after they were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting in November 2007. All three deny any wrongdoing. Redknapp yesterday described the probe as a waste of taxpayers money, and Corluka insists: I heard rumours about him going, but I think its ridiculous. Why would someone go at this moment, when the club is doing so well? Harry has made some big changes since he came to Tottenham. We were bottom of the Premier League when he came in last season, and now we are third. He has good players at the club, and I dont think he will go. I think he will stay and work with us, and hopefully we can do some great things. After the two-week break for international football, Spurs resume their Premier League campaign with a trip to Redknapps former club Portsmouth. Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari could be poised for a move to Spurs during the January transfer window. Redknapp showed an interest during the summer in midfielder, now at Inter Milan. BY HARRY LANE Modric could miss Arsenal LUKA MODRIC could miss the north London derby against Arsenal on 31 October. Modric fractured his right fibula against Birmingham in late August but the the Croatian hoped to be back for the game against Portsmouth on 17 October. Now the 24-year-old admits: No one would be happier, but no chance. Reality is that in about three weeks I should start running and by the start of November I should be ready to play. In the next couple of days Ill have another scan and it will be easier to predict. Its hard, but Im doing everything to be back in action as soon as possible. Staying power: Corluka celebrates his goal against Bolton and, left, boss Redknapp insists: I heard rumours about him going, but I think its ridiculous. Why would someone go at this moment, when the club is doing so well? Harry has made some big changes since he came to Tottenham. We were bottom of the Premier League when he came in last season, and now we He has good and I dont think he will go. I think he will stay and work with us, and hopefully we can do some great things. After the two-week break for international football, Spurs resume their Premier League campaign with a trip to Redknapps former club Portsmouth. Former Portsmouth elder Sulleymidfi Muntari could be poised for a move to Spurs during the January transfer window. Redknapp showed an interest during doing everything to be back in action as soon as possible. Captain marvels: current skipper John Terry is backing his predecessor David Beckham to play a vital part at next summers World Cup index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html