Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Didier Zokora has revealed his future at White Hart Lane is in doubt following a lack of first-team opportunities. The defensive midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at the North London outfit, with January signing Wilson Palacios and Jermaine Jenas keeping him out of Harry Redknapp's preferred XI.
Zokora has started just two Premier League games since Palacios’ arrival from Wigan for £12 million, with Zokora deployed in an unfamiliar right-back role on both occasions.
And the 28-year-old - who revealed he once turned down the chance to join Arsenal - has now hinted that he may be forced to leave for pastures new at the end of the season if he believes his chances of appearing for the Ivory Coast at the 2010 World Cup are in jeopardy.
“If I can’t play regularly then I shall be looking to [leave]," he said. "All my career I have been first choice and Harry [Redknapp] likes me. However, he also has good players but I need to play.
“The World Cup is in June 2010 and I can’t sit on the bench if I want to be in the Ivorian squad.”
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