Emmanuel Adebayor looks almost certain to leave Spurs either in January or at the end of this campaign and when Andre Villas-Boas was questioned about the striker’s future, he was very blunt on the subject.

“There is competition for places and you have to try to break into the team,” Andre said.

“No matter how hard you try the others are trying as hard.

“He has to be patient and wait for the opportunity whenever it arises. That is the nature of every top club. He has the continue working hard. It is just the others are working just as hard.”

You would think however that if Ade can’t get a game in the Capital One Cup or the Europa League then he must be finished at the Lane but that’s not a view held by Kyle Walker who is backing his team mate to bounce back.

“He is a fantastic player and he trains really hard,” Walker told the Evening Standard. “It’s not up to me to decide whether he plays or not: that is a decision for the manager. But we’re fully behind him and the manager.

“You don’t play for Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid if you’re not a decent player. I believe fully in every striker we have at the club. Adebayor, Jermain Defoe, Harry Kane, who came on  against Hull and scored.

“It just takes time. The goals are going to come, most definitely. It’s just about being patient and if we keep clean sheets, we can’t be beaten so the worst we can do is draw.”

Time will tell but we’ll continue to receive clues if Adebayor is left out of the Europa League and Capital One games in the weeks that lie ahead.



  1. As long as we pay his wages and he is not injured I can’t see a reason why AVB doesn’t play him. Soldado is struggling and that’s obvious. The support he is getting is very poor. Defoe is also very poor at the moment, so why Ade doesn’t get a run in the team is beyond me. As for Soldado, he will never make it at Spurs unless he get support from the wings and the No:10 whoever it is. I believe that all those players around him think that can score goals themselves and that’s the problem for him. He is massively isolated from the team. Can’t wait for Townsend to fail and Lamela to step up. Paulinho’s form last few games is also very poor. Eriksen must step up and be that playmaker that the team is crying for.

  2. Adebayor should be given a chance.He is a top flight striker when on form. I would like to see him paired with Soldado/Defoe.We are paying him a lot of money and not utilising our asset. The same is true of Lamela. £30M and he is not playing? Why?

  3. I cant stand the bloke but he may as well play thursday because we cant play defoe as a lone striker it dont work everyone knows that except avb, perhaps if he played the wingers on the right side soldado may get some sort of a service because he aint had nothing yet, give capoue a game as well, just hoping he leaves out freidel naughton and holtby

  4. Agree with what’s been said he’s a spurs player he’s training hard we pay him good wages so y not use him he gives us a different option maybe he might help soldado or Defoe also need to give more playing time to lamela he ant gonna show anthing with stop start appearances hope Capoue is back as well coys!


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.