TAL BEN HAIm has claimed he lost £2m during Pompey’s last administration.
And the Israeli also insists he has taken a £30,000-a-week pay deferral in order to help the club.
The Blues have twice entered administration since Ben Haim signed in August 2009.
The latest instance has seen Trevor Birch implement a £5,000-a-week pay ceiling on the players, the wage difference being deferred.
As Pompey’s highest-paid player on around £36,000, it means Ben Haim has taken the biggest hit.
Regardless, the ex-Bolton man is Birch’s biggest headache and has demanded £2m to rip up the final year of his deal.
Yet in a Sky Sports statement, Ben Haim was adamant he was doing all he could to help.
He said: ‘When the club went into administration the first time I lost £2m net.
‘I like the club and I like the fans. The fans are the best of any club I have ever been to.
‘I am not in conversation with administrator Trevor Birch, but I know he is trying to do his best.
‘Everyone wants to save the club and my interests are the same.’
Birch confirmed the 30-year-old had taken a deferral in line with other players.
However, he has stressed all players will eventually receive their money back in full.
Birch added: ‘All the players are taking deferrals which has played its part in keeping the club alive.
‘Ben Haim’s wages have gone to £5,000-a-week, which is pretty huge.
‘It is a deferral and forms part of the football creditors’ debt any purchaser has to take over.
‘It will be repaid over a significant period of time, which is what is being worked on at the moment.
‘However, players will not get anything if the club goes into liquidation.’