Adebayor: A Success Story

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been a great success for both his club and himself since signing in the summer transfer window. Emmanuel Adebayor’s future at his parent club Manchester City was becoming extremely strained, but Tottenham came to his rescue just at the last moment, and it has proved to be a match made in heaven.  Tottenham sold Peter Crouch during the same period, and without his tall presence as a target man, Tottenham would have seriously struggled to come up with a meaningful challenge for the Champions League spot.

However, the arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor has more than provided an alternative for Harry Redknapp, who always revels in the prospect of having a big man up front.  His presence has also made it extremely easy for Harry Redknapp to accommodate Rafael van der Vaart in the team – it seems that van der Vaart plays much better when Emmanuel Adebayor is playing alongside him. Following his return to first-team action, Adebayor recently commented that he certainly feels that he has got his confidence back, which is very important in football.

Adebayor said “It’s special to work for a manager who gives you all the confidence you need.  I feel like I’ve got my life back,  At every match he is telling me to have confidence, to enjoy my football.  I’ve really got my confidence back, and that’s why, even if I don’t score, I run and do my best to help the team defensively.”

Tottenham are currently in the third position ahead of favourites Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal. Even though Adebayor admits that they are much better than Tottenham in terms of their squad strength, he sees no reason why Tottenham should not keep challenging for the Champions League spot until the end of the season. He refused to comment whether he will be making his stay permanent or not.

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