Or maybe he just doesn’t but Ade was talking at the weekend about a partnership between the two that would make them the most prolific in the league.
“We’ve got a good team and a good squad,’ said Adebayor prior to yesterday’s game.
“As for Jermain, I have huge respect for him and he knows this already. I’ve told him that if I can come back and make him the top goalscorer in the League then I’m happy to do that. It would be my pleasure to help him score more goals. I am not a selfish player, I want to share and hopefully he will be the man who will score to give us victory over Villa.”
As AVB persists with the lone striker however, it seems as if injury or squad rotation are the only possible ways into the side for Ade. We might all prefer to see 4-4-2 at home against the perceived weaker teams but is it really going to happen?
Alternatively, could either Adebayor or Defoe slot into Dempseys position in the middle of three? Should we get both players in at all costs or work on the principle that if the formation isn’t broken then don’t fix it?