Alan Pardew has explained why Emmanuel Adebayor was substituted at half-time in the game against Leicester. The Crystal Palace boss has stated that he did not have any issues with Emmanuel Adebayor and that he was substituted for tactical reason.
According to the Palace manager, his team was not playing on Adebayor’sstrength, and he feel that his team needed more movement up front. Adebayor does not offer this possibility up front, and it is for this tactical reason that he was replaced by BakarySako.
Pardew believes that Adebayor is a mature player and that he will understand the reason for this substitution and does not think this will cause any further issue within the team.
The game finished 1-0 in favor of Leicester leaving Crystal Palace with no win since 19th December where they defeated Stoke. Palace is currently 16th in the Premier League and can still be suck into the relegation battle if their current form continues.
Adebayor has joined Palace in January following his release by Tottenham and has so far made nine appearances for the team and has scored one goal.
Emmanuel Adebayor started his Premier League career with Arsenal in 2005. He went on to make 142 appearances for the Gunners scoring 62 goals over the course of 4 seasons.
He then signed for Manchester City where he made 45 appearances and scored 19 goals. His good form attracted the attention of Real Madrid, and he signed for them in the 2010-2011season where he made 22 appearances for the Spanish team. He managed to score 8 goals during his short career in Spain before returning to the Premier League.
In 2011, he signed a new contract with Tottenham where he made 113 appearances for the London team scoring more than 40 goals during the process. He was ultimate release in 2015 and the moved to Crystal Palace.