Date: 14th February 2008 at 11:50am
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Niko Kranjcar has told The News that although he is very happy with Pompey his future does most probably lie away from Pompey in the longer term: ‘you want to be at the biggest stage.

‘You take it a step at a time in your career but your final goal is as high as possible. You do everything to achieve and then you look to see if you are happy with your career.

‘I’m very happy with my form at the moment and I’m happy at Portsmouth. But at the end of the day every player dreams of playing for a big, big club with even bigger traditions.

‘Every player wants to play in the Champions League and wants to win trophies.

‘At the moment Portsmouth are going that way. Things don’t happen overnight, but moving on is something to think about in the future’.

Kranjcar has not said anything that is new to me, or any of you I am sure, and knowing the way the media work some these are comments that have been rehashed, reused or phrased to suit them – as is often the case.

Either way, as much as this is something that I accept, and ambition is something that everyone should have I do wish that the players would just solely concentrate on the job in hand at this point in time – that being achieving the European qualification they all say they want – and let whatever will be in the future, remain just that – the future…

Yep, we know the score and how things ‘will probably go’ and although it might sound harsh do they need to keep reminding us of such things?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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