Transfer talk had largely been put on hold ahead of Tottenham’s most important game of the season but the one rumour doing the rounds was sending Emmanuel Adebayor to Ligue 1 big spenders Monaco. Ade had frustrated us all with some lethargic performances, all of which seemed to culminate in that penalty miss and less than contrite reaction against Basel.
Last night, the striker showed the other side to his game – the one where he is one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premiership and he scored a brilliant first, before deftly setting up Gylfi Sigurdsson for the second equaliser.
The whole display drew deserved praise from his manager, Andre Villas-Boas.
“Adebayor’s performance was absolutely outstanding,” AVB said afterwards.
“He’s been struggling with knee pain and he put himself forward for the team with a great game and a great performance.”
Ade was a controversial choice ahead of Jermain Defoe but he justified that selection to leave fans asking why this type of performance only appears on such rare occasions. Two more similar displays could prevent a summer transfer away from the club but would you prefer not to take the chance and to sell Emmanuel Adebayor to the highest bidder – assuming there is one?