Ramos happy to stick it out
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Tottenham manager Juande Ramos laughed off reports that he is keen to return to Spain after a dismal goalless draw with Wigan kept his side bottom of the Premier League.

Spurs were booed off the pitch at half-time, and again at the final whistle as the White Hart Lane faithful took out their frustrations on Ramos and his players.

The North London club, whose only win in six games this season was against Wisla Krakow in the UEFA Cup on Thursday night, turned in a lacklustre display against Wigan on Sunday and fashioned only one clear chance.

It was the last thing former Sevilla boss Ramos, appointed when Martin Jol was sacked last October, needed after reports on Sunday that he is homesick.

I am delighted to be in London and I'm delighted to be at Tottenham. I'm having a marvellous experience
Tottenham manager Juande Ramos denies that he is homesick

The Spanish coach insisted he will make a success of his time at Spurs, given time to rebuild a team that lost Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane in pre-season. "It's not true at all (that I want to go home)," he said. "I am delighted to be in London and I'm delighted to be at Tottenham. I'm having a marvellous experience.

"We need time. Some players came in only just before the close of the transfer window and there have been big changes. The crowd made their reaction to the performance at the end and maybe it was just, but I don't think it is anything personal. We must still all work together and change the situation, but it is a big pressure on the players at the moment."

Underwhelmed
Wigan boss Steve Bruce was underwhelmed by Spurs, but he expects Ramos, who won the League Cup last season, to get the team back on track eventually. "When there is a big turnaround in players at a big club like Spurs it can take time to settle, although in my opinion it is only a matter of time because their players are too good not to turn it around," he said.

"But at a big club like Spurs, you look to your top players to perform when things are not going well and it creates huge pressure for them. Apart from the penalty shout I didn't think they made a serious chance. Titus Bramble and Emmerson Boyce were magnificent, and Chris Kirkland's handling was always outstanding.

"We wanted to play more and to get Jason Koumas on the ball as much as possible, but it didn't work out that way and we changed things after 25 minutes.

"We've come here and got a draw and apart from a 20-minute period in the second half when the crowd got behind Spurs unbelievably I always thought we could win it. It's disappointing really, but we are just little Wigan - coming to Tottenham and getting a point."