There have been one or two isolated murmurings on Spurs based websites over the form of Roberto Soldado and the fact that he has yet to score from open play in the league. While the Spaniard waits for another chance to put that right, Tottenham have recalled Emmanuel Adebayor to first team training – could the two facts be related?
“Hey guys, today was my first day back training with the first team. Good to be back and feeling good! Have a great day everyone!” Said Emmanuel on his Twitter feed.
It had seemed as if Ade was running down the clock until the January transfer window and naturally that may still be the case. There were rumours of a severe falling out with head coach Andre Villas-Boas – rumours that the Togolese striker denied.
Adebayor may not be rushed back into the first team but it does give AVB another option in the league. A more likely role is as a sub in Thursday night’s Europa League tie – assuming he is match fit which must be very doubtful.
But coming back to the Premiership and while nobody’s moaning about third place, the fact is that we have scored six in six and are where we are thanks to a brilliant defence. A hammering for someone may be just around the corner but the Coach may just have been looking at that stat as Emmanuel Adebayor made his return.