Emmanuel Adebayor has come in for more than his fair share of criticism in the latter stages of Tottenham’s season but the striker’s occasionally lethargic appearances have largely been to blame for that. However, with two important goals and a vital assist in his last two games, could Ade yet turn things around and become the fans’ favourite that many regarded him as last season?
Head coach Andre Villas-Boas certainly seems to think so and the Portuguese feels that Ade could be the club’s Talisman as they look for a positive finish to the campaign.
“Adebayor has got back in the goals in our recent games and he has shown how influential he can be,” Villas-Boas said prior to tonight’s game in Basel.
“He is driven by his last performance and he is doing extremely well. He is really enjoying his football. Finding the back of the net allows him to go into the game with more confidence and I always think it’s self-belief from the player, rather than anything else that helps them improve,” AVB added.
“His link-up play has improved tremendously. He’s been much more involved in the build of play and assisted and created so much, allowing others to flourish.”
Huge praise indeed but can Adebayor maintain any kind of form and end the season, leaving us with a more favourable opinion of his contribution in this campaign?