Corluka's cure for his footballing misery: Leaving White Hart Lane

Tottenham's Vedran Corluka has rediscovered his love of football by getting away from White Hart Lane for a couple of weeks.

The Croatia star helped his country to a 0-0 World Cup quailfying draw in Ukraine on Saturday and will play against Andorra tomorrow.

And the international break has helped the 22-year-old defender recharge his batteries and take stock of what has been a terrible season for him so far.


Get shorties: Vedran Corluka (right) looks to exchange clothing with Ukraine's Denis Goydalo

Spurs are bottom of the Premier League with two points from seven matches and there are already calls for the head of manager Juande Ramos and director of football Damien Comolli.

And Corluka, a summer signing from Manchester City, is just glad to be out of London.

He said: 'We all know the situation is not good. It's much more relaxing and better when we get together in the national team because the atmosphere with Croatia is really great.'

He added: 'I do not believe Ramos will be replaced. But even if they do, there is no fear.'