Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his own fans to not boo striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togo international has received some verbal abuse from Tottenham’s own supporters.
The abuse is widely believed to be as a result of Adebayor suggesting back in November that Spurs would rather relish playing away from White Hart Lane given the pressure that they are subjected to at home matches. Since those statements, Adebayor has not played for the club and it has been suggested that fitness issues were the reason. Pochettino recently brought back the 30-year-old striker into the first-teamand his reintroduction was not received well.
The club managed a 1-0 win against Sheffield United in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final. This gives them a decisive advantage going into the second leg at Bramall Lane, which is always going to be tough even though the club are playing in League One. Andros Townsend scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute. Adebayor played for 65 minutes although this was not the first match since his return. The striker already played for 25 minutes in the 2-1 win over Sunderland. Pochettino will have to count upon players like Adebayor in order to provide star striker Harry Kane with rest.
“I think this is the best because all players need to feel the support from the stands from our supporters. I think it’s better for him and for the team. We always need to create a great atmosphere to try to get success. We need to keep fighting in the four competitions. You can see that we have ahead a very busy period, a lot of games. Tomorrow will be the 37th official game, that’s nearly one season, and so we need to keep all of our players in a good condition to fight in the four competitions,” said Pochettino.