Roman Pavlyuchenko moans about Spurs’ lack of dumplings

Posted by - February 17, 2009 - Tottenham

Russian striker not a fan of English food

Tottenham’s Roman Pavlyuchenko has complained about the quality of British food in an interview with a Russian magazine. The 27-year-old says the grub served up at Spurs has got nothing on his favourite Russian dumplings.

He told The Mirror: “I don’t like their dishes. All they have is a simple canteen. At the Spartak training camp near Moscow the choice and quality of food is better.” Erm… someone should tell him those aren’t traditional English dishes.

Life has improved for Homesick Roman since he shipped in his missus who knows exactly how he likes his cottage cheese-filled dumplings. He continued: “But since my wife Larisa joined me in London it’s not a problem for me anymore. She is a very good cook and now I eat mostly at home. I’m back to my favourite borsch and vareniki (beetroot soup and dumplings stuffed with cottage cheese) and feel as if I never moved countries.”

He’s right – there’s no comparison. Now someone pass me my borsch.