Ex-captain gives Pompey a Championship warning
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Tuesday 29 Jun 2010 00:07:00
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Dejan Stefanovic has warned Pompey they will not be on Easy Street when they begin life in the Championship.

The former Fratton stalwart defender has spoken of his sadness at the way Pompey have hit the rocks. And he said they could not expect to bounce back into the Premier League without a real battle.


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In an interview with The News, Stefanovic said: 'I feel so sad at what has happened, because the club was going to go even further. But the money stopped and that was the problem.

'This city and the south coast deserves a Premier League club. Everyone talks about the stadium too, which is key. They were talking about that all the time, even way before me. That is going to be difficult at the moment.

'I just hope something can happen to make the team play in the Premier League again. It's going to be hard for the new manager. He is going to have to sell most of the players and will play youngsters.

'That is not going to be easy in the Championship. I played a few games there, but it's a tough league with plenty of good teams. It's going to be difficult, but that is the challenge for the new management and new people at the club.

'Portsmouth can come back, but it depends on where the new people at the club want to take them.’

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