Emmanuel Adebayor makes a welcome return to the Spurs squad after a heel injury and is likely to start Monday night’s game with Sunderland at White Hart Lane. Ade may partner Roberto Soldado, if the Spaniard has recovered from his own injury, picked up in the defeat against Anfield as this is a match where 4-4-2 makes logical sense.
The Togolese striker spoke of the need to move on from that Anfield defeat in an interview published on the club’s official website.
“In football, you are judged day by day, game by game,” Adebayor said.
“If we won at Anfield, people would be saying we have a great team, great personality, great team spirit but as we lost, everyone tries to look for reasons, like we’re not together as a team, that sort of thing. That’s how it is.
“If we can win against Sunderland on Monday it will be a different story. I’ve been in this business a while now and know how it works and that’s why I always take it game by game.”
“We have to move on from Anfield. You can’t have good days every day. We’ve had good days, now we’re going through a difficult moment,” he added.
“On Monday, you’ll see a Tottenham team determined to win, playing with heart and desire.”
Spurs’ players have done a lot of talking and there’s plenty of cases of ‘stating the obvious’ as you’d expect from the club’s own portal. The return of Ade is a boost however and might just help to end a pretty miserable campaign on a positive note.