Some of us may have been expecting Emmanuel Adebayor to start up front for Spurs on Sunday after the Togolese had supposedly worked his way back to match fitness. At the beginning of last week, AVB explained that Ade needed to work on that fitness after seeing no pre-season action at Manchester City and the signs were that he might be unleashed against Reading.
As it was, two goal Jermain Defoe sealed the game while Adebayor looked a slightly gloomy figure on the bench. It will be very hard to change the strikers around now and JD is relishing the role.
“When you play that role it’s important just to be patient and ensure your movement is good and when you get the chances you’ve got to score. I’ve played this system before so it’s something I’m enjoying,” Defoe said.
“I’m playing with good players so I’m going to get chances. I think the number ten that plays behind me, Gylfi, stays close to me so at times even though I’m the lone striker it’s like having two strikers.”
After some frustrating times at Spurs, Jermain is now being trusted as the lone man up front but after taking so long to secure the Adebayor deal, how long can we keep both men happy for?