Despite his lackluster performance this season, netting only two goals in Premier League matches, Adebayor’s manager has backed the striker, declaring that he’s had a great season.
“Adebayor has been helping the team a lot,” said Villas-Boas. “As a striker he wants to live off his goal scoring tag, and he has adapted to doing something different.”
The manager explained that even though Adebayor’s role at White Hart Lane has shifted away from being a pure goal scorer, the team keep their “faith and confidence in him because he is helping the team”.
“We try to get him into the goal-scoring positions more often to help him with his goal-scoring tag but we cannot be obsessed with this. He is doing a good job.”
Villas-Boas continued that the Spurs have played a 4-4-2 line up throughout this season, with “one striker coming short off the other one,” which the 35-year-old manager said “Ade has done to a great extent this season”.
“He has probably played this role with the sacrifice of more goals. That’s the reality. Definitely I appreciate that and he knows this.”
Recent rumours have suggested that the Spurs may be willing to part with Adebayor to fund an offer for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
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