Just last week we commented on reports claiming that Emmanuel Adebayor was desperate to leave White Hart Lane in January after reported moves away from the club fell through on deadline day. There was talk of a transfer to Schalke 04 in Germany which failed over personal terms while the most unlikely suggestion was of a late swap deal involving Chelsea’s Fernando Torres.
However Ade, who has yet to feature for Tottenham this season claims the stories are all rubbish.
“It’s going very well,” said Adebayor to local radio in Togo,
“When I went back to Tottenham, I talked to the coach and he told me that I was not ready yet for the pro group. I had to go to work in reserve for two to three weeks to regain my confidence, my sense of goal, etc… And I complied with his advice. That’s why I ‘m still not on the bridge at the beginning of the season.”
The striker went on to comment over the battle for places in Spurs’ front line.
“Today I will not tell you that I ‘m stronger than Soldado or Defoe or Lamela,” he added.
“We are now 4 in the attack, I do not know who ranks first, second or third but I know at the end I will be the first and it is the most important.”
It’s an interesting interview and you can see the full transcript here but while Emmanuel Adebayor is happy for now, will he even get a chance to prove his worth to the squad before the January window opens.