It’s all too easy to point the finger when a striker isn’t finding the net but you can be sure that the newspapers won’t shy away from targeting criticism towards a misfiring centre forward. Step forward the Guardian who are aiming a lot of flak in the direction of Emmanuel Adebayor.
The report suggests that the Togolese has simply ‘gone off the boil’ and part of the story states,
‘Gradually, Adebayor’s form has dipped – he has scored once in the past seven league matches – and even though he found the net against Wolves only to have the goal disallowed for a debatable offside, this was perhaps his most ineffective game of the season as he continually found himself in the wrong place and the wrong time. It may not be a bad thing that his loan deal means he cannot play against his parent club next week.’
Striker rumours in the transfer market have gathered a bit of momentum this week and although Harry was quick to rubbish the Torres links, there has been a more believable story concerning Marseille’s Loic Remy. Elsewhere, other potential arrivals at White Hart Lane have been discussed at great length.
Firstly, is the Guardian’s criticism fair? A player of Ade’s calibre will always get back to his best but on the other hand, he isn’t our player and the likelihood is that his deal will not be made permanent. With that in mind should we look to the future now or should we keep our existing front line and trust them to keep us in the top three at the very least?