Emmanuel Adebayor’s performances in a Spurs shirt have come under great scrutiny this season and there is even talk that the club will look to sell the Togolese in the summer after a disappointing campaign. It’s certainly been a struggle for Ade with just three goals from twenty games and while many of those appearances have been as a substitute, the stats don’t make for good reading.
Tottenham’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been speaking about the striker and despite a frustrating campaign, the player clearly has his boss’s backing.
“He can still be the player we saw last season,” said AVB.
“We’re trying to unlock the best out of the player. Last year shows as an example for what we’re trying to get out of him.
“Strikers live off goals and we’re doing everything we can to try and unlock his full potential.”
AVB talked at length about the role that he and the club needed to play in order to get the best from the player. One thing that Emmanuel hasn’t been able to enjoy is an extended role as the lone striker but with Jermain Defoe’s injury, he is now set for a run in that position.
Could this be the simple key to Ade rediscovering his form?