One of the highlights of yesterday’s win over Reading was a second league goal of the season for Emmanuel Adebayor who celebrated the strike by not getting sent off shortly afterwards. After the game, Andre Villas-Boas spoke at length with regard to the striker and firstly underlined how important the goal was.
“It was important for him today to score,” AVB said. “He had a couple of situations recently against Sunderland and Villa, it was important for him to get back into the goals. Strikers live off goals.”
Following on from those comments, attention turned to the African Cup of Nations and Andre admitted that he wasn’t aware of Ade’s intentions with regard to linking up with Togo for the tournament.
‘It’s a vulnerable situation, anything can happen,’’ he added. ‘‘I’ve told you the player can still go, I understand it is still a possibility.
‘‘It was always his choice, I’m not going to put pressure on him. We’ve left it to player to decide. If the player wants to go, we respect the African Nations Cup.’’
If the striker does depart, then it will leave Tottenham looking pretty thin up front for the length of the tournament. Andre has claimed that this will be a quiet month in terms of arrivals but could this set of circumstances force a striker purchase in January?